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written by Kevork Spartalian
A Physlet-based simulation demonstrating how the eye perceives size. Two distant light sources are shown. The user can move the sources without changing their distance from the eye. The effect of the motion on the image on the retina is shown.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Geometrical Optics
= Thin Lens
- The Eye
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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Physics Front This resource was a Physics Front feature from July 19, 2009 until September 1, 2009. View the feature here!

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IPLS, angular separation, eye, how the eye perceives, retina, simulation, size
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
July 24, 2009 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 6, 2002
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AIP Format
K. Spartalian, (2002), WWW Document, (http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html).
K. Spartalian, The Eye As A Lens (Part 1), (2002), <http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html>.
APA Format
Spartalian, K. (2002, November 6). The Eye As A Lens (Part 1). Retrieved October 18, 2017, from http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html
Chicago Format
Spartalian, Kevork. The Eye As A Lens (Part 1). November 6, 2002. http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html (accessed 18 October 2017).
MLA Format
Spartalian, Kevork. The Eye As A Lens (Part 1). 2002. 6 Nov. 2002. 18 Oct. 2017 <http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Kevork Spartalian", Title = {The Eye As A Lens (Part 1)}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {18 October 2017}, Month = {November 6, 2002}, Year = {2002} }
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%D November 6, 2002
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%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

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%A Spartalian, Kevork
%D November 6, 2002
%T The Eye As A Lens (Part 1)
%V 2017
%N 18 October 2017
%8 November 6, 2002
%9 application/java
%U http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Optics/Eye_01.html

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