1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data You are required to set up a light source, an object grid, a converging lens and a screen so that a quantitative investigation of object and image distances can be performed. Tabulate corresponding object and image distances (p and p' respectively). Also tabulate values of 1/p, 1/p', p+p' and pp'. 2. Relevant equations Theory suggests that 1/p + 1/p' = 1/f. Graph (i) p' versus p, (ii) 1/p' versus 1/p, (iii) pp' versus p+p'. Explain the shape of each graph. Determine its value in each case. Which method do you think its most accurate? State, with reasons, the level of accuracy expected from each of your measurements and hence give a statement of how accurate you expect from each of your measurements and hence give a statement of how accurate you expect your value of f to be in each case. 3. The attempt at a solution I set up the experiment as shown in the pictures. I placed the object grid in front of the light source, followed by a plano convex lens (f=30 cm) followed by the screen. The problem with the object grid, I don't see an image of the object grid but of an inverted filament instead (not clear in the diagram). I then removed the object grid and I still saw an inverted image of the filament. Why am I not seeing the object grid? Everything is aligned. I only see the object grid very clearly when it's really close to the source after that it disappears and a very clear image of the filament appears. Another issue is that when I measure the object distance on the meter ruler and and subtract it from the image distance which I also read from the meter ruler, I don't get the focal length actually mentioned on the lens pack. The focal length on the pack is 30 cm and I get a difference of 85 +/- 5.