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Homework Help: Several optics questions, need of desperate help.

  1. Nov 23, 2004 #1
    Several optics questions, need desperate help.

    I have some questions about optics. I've been working on these problems unfortunately over thanksgiving break and without a book (I forgot it to bring it)
    So any help you guys can give me will be awesome.

    1. A concave mirror has a radius of curvature of 34.0 cm. If the mirror is immersed in water (refractive index 1.33), what is its focal length?
    (I thought you would just use the equation 1/(n-1*(1/radius of curvature)), that doesnt work though for some reason)

    2. An object is a distance of s from the center of a silvered spherical glass Christmas tree ornament which has a diameter of d. What is the position of its image? What is the magnification of its image?

    3. A spherical, concave, shaving mirror has a radius of curvature of R. What is the magnification of a person's face when it is a distance of s to the left of the vertex of the mirror? What is the distance to the image?

    4.A photographic slide is to the left of a lens. The lens projects an image of the slide onto a wall which is a distance of x to the right of the slide. The image is larger than the size of the slide by a factor of n. How far is the slide from the lens? What is the focal length of the lens?

    5. Where must you place an object in front of a concave mirror with radius R so that the image is erect and 2 1/2 times the size of the object? Where is the image?

    Sorry if this is too many questions but I've been working on these for awhile with no sucess. Some of these are probably so easy and I'm just wasting your time with them but I'm really struggling here, I'm not too fond of optics.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2004
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  3. Nov 24, 2004 #2
    Any help at all will be great.
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