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Diverging lenses + mirrors

  1. Apr 24, 2010 #1
    I noticed that for converging devices the size and orientation of the image formed depends on whether the object is located inside or outside the focal point and center of curvature. I also read that no matter where the object is with respect to a diverging lense the image formed will always be shrunken and inverted. Why would the object be shrunken if the device disperses rays? Is it all a matter of the angle at which the light hits the retina?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 24, 2010 #2
    It's a matter of geometry.
    The rays are deflected such that the image is always between the lens and the object, no matter where the object is.
    See here
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