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    Light rays, convex lens and focal length

    Hi guys,

    I am not sure which category this best fits into so apologies in advance if it's not correct.

    I am part way through a semester at uni and the subject is aimed at late high school/entry level knowledge but it has been years since I've looked at this. Would love you advice on a, b and c ? I

    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9959/mathsq.jpg

    For a, I have a focal length of 4cm, what are others opinions?

    For b, the S2 should be larger than f but I am not able to get a logical answer - I can only get an answer of 0.3999 or 3999/10000 = 1/S2 ..?

    Hope to hear from you guys soon

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackle View Post
    For b, the S2 should be larger than f but I am not able to get a logical answer - I can only get an answer of 0.3999 or 3999/10000 = 1/S2 ..?
    Not sure if it's ok to add something but I will lol.

    For b, this is what I've worked out:
    100m = 100 000mm, 2.5cm = 25mm
    So:
    1/100 000 + 1/S = 1/25 - Find S
    1/S = 1/25 - 1/100 000
    1/S = 4000/100 000 - 1/100 000
    1/S = 3999/100 000
    S = 1 / (3999/100 000)
    S = 25.006mm

    Sub into original equation:
    1/100 000 + 1/25.006 = 0.04mm and original is 1/25 which is 0.04mm

    Does this look right?
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