Spherical mirrors and thin lenses
In this simulation, we study the properties of spherical mirrors and thin lenses.
Please read pp. 1000-1020, College Physics, Openstax. The same material will be covered in the introduction.
Focal point, focal length, object distance, image distance, real/virtual image, magniﬁcation, mirror/thin lens equation.
1. Watch this video to learn the experiment procedure.
2. Complete the calculation by using the raw data provided in the excel ﬁle.
3. Write your lab report.
In your report, you must summarize the ray-diagram method (a key concept of geometric optics) with diagrams.
(Find the "rules" in the above link, for example, look at https://openstax.org/ books/college-physics/pages/25-6-image-formation-by-lenses#import-auto- id2631957)