Explore Ray Diagrams
More Lessons for High School Physics
A series of high school Physics lectures.
All lenses and mirrors can use ray diagrams to find images. There are three principal rays. The first principal ray occurs when the light comes in parallel to the principle axis, it goes out through the focus. The second principal ray occurs when light comes in through the focus, then it comes out parallel to the principle axis. The third principal ray occurs when the light goes straight through the vertex without changing its direction
Convex Lens - Drag the Object point or Focus point and watch the ray traces and the image.
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