Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 25 - Optical Instruments - Questions: 6

Answer

That person is nearsighted.

Work Step by Step

From the photo, we see that the image of the person’s face is smaller, virtual, and upright. These are characteristics of an image made by a diverging lens. As discussed on page 720, diverging lenses are used to correct nearsightedness, and converging lenses are used to correct farsightedness.
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