Problem 35.6: Image location, beam source

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A lens is shown with a source of parallel light rays. You can drag the source and change the orientation of its rays by dragging its hotspots (position is given in meters). Restart.

  1. If an object were placed at x = 0 m, where would the image of that object be located?
  2. Would the image be upright or inverted?

Problem authored by Melissa Dancy.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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