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This resource offers comprehensive background information on the nature of lenses and their refractive properties.  Accompanying ray diagrams provide valuable tools for understanding how images are formed by both converging and diverging lenses.   Sample problems and solutions relating to the mathematics of lenses are provided, along with a brief self-guided quiz.

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converging lens, diverging lens, geometrical optics, lens diffraction, lenses, optics, refraction
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Metadata instance created December 12, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Ray Optics -- Reflection and Refraction of Light

This resource offers comprehensive background information on the nature of lenses and their refractive properties.  Accompanying ray diagrams provide valuable tools for understanding how images are formed by both converging and diverging lenses.   Sample problems and solutions relating to the mathematics of lenses are provided, along with a brief self-guided quiz.

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