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ERIC Number: EJ1080566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
From the Pinhole Camera to the Shape of a Lens: The Camera-Obscura Reloaded
Ziegler, Max; Priemer, Burkhard
Physics Education, v50 n6 p706-712 Nov 2015
We demonstrate how the form of a plano-convex lens and a derivation of the thin lens equation can be understood through simple physical considerations. The basic principle is the extension of the pinhole camera using additional holes. The resulting images are brought into coincidence through the deflection of light with an arrangement of prisms. This contribution describes this approach in detail and gives an illustrative experiment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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