# Image of an Object Inside Hollow Glass Sphere

• Kaan99

#### Kaan99

Hello,
This question is from 1990 Turkey National Physics Olympics. I tried my best to translate it clearly.

1. Homework Statement

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The sphere of radius 2R has an empty sphere inside with radius R. In order for the image of an object on the inner surface of the sphere to be R/5 far away from the object (which is shown with an asterisk*) for an observer at the indicated position (göz), what should be the index of refraction of the glass? Where is the focal point of this optical system?

## Homework Equations

Thin Lens Equation
Lensmaker's Equation

## The Attempt at a Solution

The lens is made up of to circles of radii R and 2R, using lensmaker and thin lens eq.
## \frac{1}{f} = (n-1) (\frac{1}{R_1}-\frac{1}{R_2})=\frac{1}{d_o}+\frac{1}{d_i}##
## (n-1)(\frac{1}{-R}-\frac{1}{-2R})=\frac{1}{2R}+\frac{1}{d_i}##
## \frac{n-1}{-2R}=\frac{1}{2R}+\frac{1}{d_i}##
## d_i=\frac{n}{-2R}##

It turned out that my attempt wasn't accurate from the start, as it deviates from the solution provided. I couldn't understand how the first equation is formed in the solution.

The result is n=2 and f=4R.

## The Attempt at a Solution

The lens is made up of to circles of radii R and 2R, using lensmaker and thin lens eq.
1f=(n−1)(1R1−1R2)=1do+1di1f=(n−1)(1R1−1R2)=1do+1di \frac{1}{f} = (n-1) (\frac{1}{R_1}-\frac{1}{R_2})=\frac{1}{d_o}+\frac{1}{d_i}
(n−1)(1−R−1−2R)=12R+1di(n−1)(1−R−1−2R)=12R+1di (n-1)(\frac{1}{-R}-\frac{1}{-2R})=\frac{1}{2R}+\frac{1}{d_i}
n−1−2R=12R+1din−1−2R=12R+1di \frac{n-1}{-2R}=\frac{1}{2R}+\frac{1}{d_i}
di=n−2Rdi=n−2R d_i=\frac{n}{-2R}

It turned out that my attempt wasn't accurate from the start, as it deviates from the solution provided. I couldn't understand how the first equation is formed in the solution.
Hello,
This question is from 1990 Turkey National Physics Olympics. I tried my best to translate it clearly.

i think you have a very thick lens system so your thin lens formula will not work.
search in the textbook for thick lens formula.