Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 23 - Light: Geometric Optics - Questions: 22

Answer

Yes, saying that light rays are “reversible” is indeed consistent with the thin lens equation.

Work Step by Step

Equation 23-8, $\frac{1}{d_{o}} + \frac{1}{d_{i}} = \frac{1}{f}$, relates the object and image distances. If you swap the image and object positions, the equation stays the same.
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