# Convering Len

1. Aug 15, 2008

### Gear2d

In a conversing lens, if the object is not within the focal point, then the magnification is "-". But in the case where the object is placed in the focal point, then the magnification is "+"?

2. Aug 16, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

Yes (you mean a converging lens). A "negative" linear magnification just means that the image is erect (and virtual). Read this: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geoopt/raydiag.html#c2"

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