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Convering Len

  1. Aug 15, 2008 #1
    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 "+"?
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2008 #2

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    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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