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Ray Tracing and Image Formation with a diverging lens

  1. Sep 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A concave lens refracts parallel rays in such a way that they are bent away from the axis of the lens. For this reason, a concave lens is referred to as a diverging lens



    Consider the following diagrams, where F represents the focal point of a concave lens. In these diagrams, the image formed by the lens is obtained using the ray tracing technique. Which diagrams are accurate?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    ABD, BD, AD

    I know for certain that D is true
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  3. Sep 21, 2007 #2


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    Then you're wrong - concave lenses produce virtual images
  4. Sep 21, 2007 #3

    yea i figured it out, it was A and C
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