Optical effect of a convex lens, c 1990s.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Optical effect of a convex lens, c 1990s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

'If a convex lens is held near an object, the object looks bigger because the lens bends the rays of light inwards. The eyes trace the light rays back in straight lines and see a 'virtual' image that is magnified'.
 

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10312444
 

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