convex lens

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concave lens, convex lens - A concave lens is thinner at the center; a convex lens is thicker at the center.
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Noun1.convex lens - lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focusconvex lens - lens such that a beam of light passing through it is brought to a point or focus
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
sunglass - a convex lens that focuses the rays of the sun; used to start a fire
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Then with an expression of interest he laid down his cigarette, and carrying the cane to the window, he looked over it again with a convex lens.
He balanced the watch in his hand, gazed hard at the dial, opened the back, and examined the works, first with his naked eyes and then with a powerful convex lens. I could hardly keep from smiling at his crestfallen face when he finally snapped the case to and handed it back.
He was a spectacle maker from Middleburg in Zeeland and had discovered that a convex lens and a concave lens could be combined to produce a magnified image of a distant object a simple telescope.
In a Keplerian system, the eyepiece ([F.sub.e]) is a convex lens and thus positive in power.
[13] proposed an HCPV module that can enhance the overall power generation efficiency by using a primary Fresnel lens to perform the main concentration and a convex lens as a secondary optical element to ensure uniform illumination and to reduce the accuracy requirements for alignment and tracking.
Eventually somebody placed a third convex lens between a convex objective and ocular, finding this not only resulted in an erect image but could produce even more magnification.
Its revisionism is a convex lens that magnifies its concerns while pushing others, even major ones, to the margins.
Type I : The cross-section surface of the butt is in the shape of a convex lens. There are no faces on the sides and the width gets slightly narrower toward the poll.
Their alternative perceptions were summarized in the following: (1) we see something just by light (visual rays), not by light being reflected to our eyes (Fetherstonhaugh, 1990; Shapiro, 1989); (2) the images are not caused by the reflection of light (Rice & Feher, 1987); (3) lenses are not necessary to form images (Fetherstonhaugh, 1990); (4) not sure what is happening between the object and our eyes to form an image with the light (Bendall, Goldberg, & Galili, 1993); (5) not sure about the relationships among eyes, object, and light sources during image formation (Selley, 1996); (6) confused about the refraction of convex lens and its image formation (Saxena, 1991).
Thus, the first convex lens has a thickness for [alpha] = 0 equals to [T.sub.lens1] (0) = 43.6 mm.
In this study, analysis of focussing of electromagnetic waves from dielectric plano convex lens placed in chiral medium is discussed in detail.
Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Flashlight (a) R O O O R R O R Small mirror (b) O O O Aluminum foil R R R O R O Needle R R R R Tape () R R R R Convex lens O Requirements vary O Ping pong ball Activity 10 11 Flashlight (a) Small mirror (b) Aluminum foil Needle Tape (c) Convex lens Requirements vary O Ping pong ball O (a) AA Mini Maglite with LED recommended; LED required for (see text).