Exercises: designed by lookang ;D

  1. Explore the simulation. Notice that you can move the sliders to vary the distance of the object to the centre of the thin len. What do each of the buttons and sliders do?
  2. Take about 10 minutes to inquiry through the simulation model and describe the action of a thin converging lens on a beam of light. ( this simulation currently does not have beam of light)
  3. Discuss with your lab partner what is the meaning of the focal length f.
         * hint: in terms of the way the light rays from the object is bend and pass through where?
  4. check the principal rays radio button. Discuss and formulate ideas how the ray diagram allows the drawing of ray diagrams to illustrate the formation of real and virtual images of an object by a
     thin converging lens.
         * What does the green ray light always do?
         * What does the red ray light always do?
         * What does the teal ray light always do?
               o hint: in terms of the way ray light traveling parallel to and passing through where etc?
  5. What does the term linear magnification mean in this simulation.
         * Discuss how it is calculated from?
         * How many ways are there to determine the magnification of the think converging len.
  6. Check the no ray radio button. move the sliders a suitable position of your choice. Now, sketch as accurately as possible on a piece of paper, the principal ray diagram ( minimum 2 rays) to get the image position and height. Practice a few times with different and varied examples to allow you to draw scale diagrams to deduce the focal length needed for particular values of magnification (converging lens only)
  7. explore the simulation to make observations of the use of a single converging lens as a
         * magnifying glass a
         * projector
  8. Draw rays of examples for each case to show clearly how each forms an image


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-UxbopEUY



Designed by Fu-Kwun Hwang http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/ remixed by welookang@gmail.com for K12 physics "Thin Converging Lens Ray Diagram"

reference: http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=704 hosted: http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=1155.0

Ejs open source converging & diverging thin convex Lens object image high school java applet. now able to allow for inquiry learning of  
physics Images formed by a converging lens object distance equal f
physics Images formed by a converging lens object distance greater than 2 focus length
physics Images formed by a converging lens object distance lesser than f
physics Images formed by a converging lens object distance equal to 2 focus length
physics Images formed by a converging lens object distance between f and 2f  

This thin lens ray diagram java applet has:

Main view:
Lens that is controllable by the focal length f, +f imply converging lens -f imply diverging lens.
Focal points drag-able, 2F, F, F & 2F
u is position of Object from lens center c
v is position of Image from lens center c.
The object is drag-able to the right side of the lens

Top View:
dynamically display a possible use of the lens under different conditions with pictures shared under creative commons licenses and other similar pro usage licenses under attribution.

Bottom View:
4 radio buttons: allows for different visualization purposes of light path in the context of lens
no ray
principal ray
marginal ray
all ray

4 check boxes:
"Real/Virtual?"
"Inverted/Upright?"
"Magnify/Diminish?"
"Same/Opposite side"

Autoscale: to allow visualization view of images formed outside designed screen view.

3 slider control:
u, object distance from c
h, height of object
f, focal length of lens

3 values display:
v, image distance from c
ih, image height
M, Magnification











PHYSICS
GCE Advanced Level
(Syllabus 9246)
http://www.seab.gov.sg/SEAB/aLevel/syllabus/2009_GCE_A_Level_Syllabuses/9246_2009.pdf

distinguish between converging and diverging lenses and show an understanding of the
significance of focal length.

5056 PHYSICS O LEVEL (2009)
http://www.seab.gov.sg/SEAB/oLevel/syllabus/2009_GCE_O_Level_Syllabuses/5056_2009.pdf
(i) describe the action of a thin converging lens on a beam of light
(j) define the term focal length
(k) *draw ray diagrams to illustrate the formation of real and virtual images of an object by a
thin converging lens
(l) define the term linear magnification
(m) *draw scale diagrams to deduce the focal length needed for particular values of
magnification (converging lens only)
(n) describe the use of a single lens as a magnifying glass and in a projector and draw ray
diagrams to show how each forms an image