The Compound Microscope

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At this site http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geoopt/micros.html , what does the negative sign indicate in the Mo formula?


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My guess is that either L or Fo are negative, but a negative magnification makes no sense, so basically it is a substitute for a modulus. Note: negative magnification could not possibly mean the image is diminished, because a diminished image simply has a magnification of less than 1 but greater than 0.
 

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It may be because of the sign convention. Here the object and image are in the opposite direction of the axis.
 
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I don't believe either measurement qualifies as virtual
 

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