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Title: simultaneous combination of lenses and mirrors (with images)
Post by: sen-h on May 30, 2012, 12:04:58 am
Dear Mr. Fu-Kwun Hwang,

I´m totaly impressed and speachless about you website! Thank you for broaden my mind!

In the last 5 years I often wished to have simulations for certain things I was thinking about or trying to explain my sweet little daughter, and today I accidentially found your side. Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful collection of great simulationens, even of things I never thought to be shown in such simulations.

While playing with some optic simulations I could not find one that allows me to combine lenses and mirror effects at the same time. I found one simulation under
http://ephysics.physics.ucla.edu/physlets/1.1/elensesandmirrorslarge.html
(which is quite what I looked for), but it would be much more comfortable if it would be able to vizualize objects similar to your "Images formed with a flat mirror " or even better "Image formed by plane mirror". Maybe I missed to find such a simulation on your side, or there is no one?

It would be really great if you could help me in this issue.

best regrads from Germany / sen-h


Title: Re: simultaneous combination of lenses and mirrors (with images)
Post by: Fu-Kwun Hwang on May 30, 2012, 04:49:36 pm
The optical bench simulation you found was created by a US professor (Wolfgang Christian) who is a friend of mine.

You can find the same simulation here: Physlet Optical bench (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=1141.0)

You might want to check out Thin Lens combinations (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=47.0). However, it only include two lens.

I did not create simulation as complicated as Physlet Optical bench because Wolfgang already did a great job. You should be able to do what you want with  Physlet Optical bench. You can add more than one lens/mirrors and include different light sources to show the light paths.

Let me know if you still need more help!


Title: Re: simultaneous combination of lenses and mirrors (with images)
Post by: sen-h on May 31, 2012, 03:57:28 pm
The optical bench simulation you found was created by a US professor (Wolfgang Christian) who is a friend of mine.
(....)
Let me know if you still need more help!

Thanks for your reply! How small the world is....  ;)

I´m fine with that simulation, I think I can yuse it to explain what I need....
Have a great time!

sen-h