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: 30

Answer

A double convex lens being thicker for the same diameter means that the radii of curvature of the two sides decreases.

Work Step by Step

The lensmaker’s equation shows that if $R_{1}$ and $R_{2}$ decrease, the focal length f decreases (i.e., becomes shorter).
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