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ERIC Number: EJ834587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Scallop's Eye--A Concave Mirror in the Context of Biology
Colicchia, Giuseppe; Waltner, Christine; Hopf, Martin; Wiesner, Hartmut
Physics Education, v44 n2 p75-179 Mar 2009
Teaching physics in the context of medicine or biology is a way to generate students' interest in physics. A more uncommon type of eye, the scallop's eye (an eye with a spherical concave mirror, which is similar to a Newtonian or Schmidt telescope) and the image-forming mechanism in this eye are described. Also, a simple eye model, which can easily be constructed and used in physics classes, is presented. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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