Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 25 - Optical Instruments - Misconceptual Questions: 7


Choice C. (Arguably choice A makes some sense too, but the magnifying glass doesn’t change the object’s size to be bigger. It does create a large image that is farther away than the object, choice C.)

Work Step by Step

See Figure 25-17a. When the object is placed closer to the eye than the near point, the magnifying glass creates a large image that is farther away. The image subtends a larger angle at the eye than the object does, which is why it appears to be larger.
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