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written by Fu-Kwun Hwang
Available Languages: English, Chinese
This applet demonstrates light through a thick lens and a mirror. The user can change the width, the left curvature and the right curvature of the lens. The index of refraction for the lens and the surrounding environment can also be adjusted. There user can choose between different shaped objects such as a circular glass, parallel light through a water drop and several different shaped glass lenses.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- General
- Geometrical Optics
= Reflection - Curved Surfaces
= Refractive Index
= Thick Lens
= Thin Lens
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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aberration, concave, converging, convex, diverging, geometrical optics, glass, lens, light, light rays, mirror, ray diagram, refractive index, thick lens, thin lens, water
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Metadata instance created November 22, 2007 by Alea Smith
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F. Hwang, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=121.0).
F. Hwang, Lens (thick lens) and mirror (2001), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=121.0>.
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Hwang, F. (2007, January 22). Lens (thick lens) and mirror. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=121.0
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. Lens (thick lens) and mirror. January 22, 2007. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=121.0 (accessed 19 June 2024).
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. Lens (thick lens) and mirror. 2001. 22 Jan. 2007. 19 June 2024 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=121.0>.
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@misc{ Author = "Fu-Kwun Hwang", Title = {Lens (thick lens) and mirror}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {19 June 2024}, Month = {January 22, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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