Physics Review Question

Unit: Optics
Year: 1996 Question#: 94
Question: A student uses a magnifying glass to examine the crystals in a mineral specimen. The magnifying glass contains a ...

(1 ) convex (diverging) mirror
(2 ) convex (converging) lens
(3 ) concave (diverging) lens
(4 ) plane mirror

What is this question really asking?

Explanation by: SM

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Answer 1
convex (diverging) mirror


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Answer 2
convex (converging) lens


see diagram

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Answer 3
concave (diverging) lens


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Answer 4
plane mirror


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What's this question really asking?

Identification of different kinds of mirrors and lenses, converging or diverging. return to top

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