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written by Kevork Spartalian
A Physlet-based simulation demonstrating the accommodation of the eye. A light source can be moved towards and away from the eye. The resulting image is shown. Pressing the "strain" button, makes the eye accommodate and the image forming on the retina.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- The Eye
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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accommodation, eye, retina
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 17, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
July 21, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
July 11, 2003
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K. Spartalian, (2003), WWW Document, (
K. Spartalian, The Eye As A Lens (Part 2), (2003), <>.
APA Format
Spartalian, K. (2003, July 11). The Eye As A Lens (Part 2). Retrieved July 9, 2020, from
Chicago Format
Spartalian, Kevork. The Eye As A Lens (Part 2). July 11, 2003. (accessed 9 July 2020).
MLA Format
Spartalian, Kevork. The Eye As A Lens (Part 2). 2003. 11 July 2003. 9 July 2020 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevork Spartalian", Title = {The Eye As A Lens (Part 2)}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {9 July 2020}, Month = {July 11, 2003}, Year = {2003} }
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