Chapter 25: Physlet #1

Two lenses, an eyepiece and an objective, are used to make a microscope.  The animation is drawn assuming a thin lens and the small angle approximation. You may focus the microscope by click-dragging the object into position (the position is given in centimeters and the angle is given in degrees). Where should the object be placed for optimal viewing by a relaxed eye?  Start.

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This Physlet was created by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.