Calculations with Optical Instruments

Calculations with Various Optical Instruments

Focal Length of a Lense

The focal length f is the distance of a lense (or mirror) to the point where a light source, which is shining through the instrument, is focussed most.

Focal length of a lense

The value of magnification refers to the length, the magnification of a surface area is this value squared (when doubling a surface in each direction, its area gets quadrupled).

Magnification length:
Magnification area:

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