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What's the difference between linear magnification and magnification ?

  1. Apr 1, 2012 #1
    What's the difference between linear magnification and magnification ?

    What is linear magnification eventually ? I had this on an assessment and got it wrong. So I want to know about it.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2012 #2
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #3
    Re: Magnification

    Read about it the last time but did not notice linear magnification.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #4
    Re: Magnification

    If you make an image of an object the linear magnification is just the size of the image/size of the object.
    There is another way of giving magnification called angular magnification. Usually this is used for telescopes.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 #5
    Re: Magnification

    OK thanks :)
     
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