- Lens Formula and Magnification
In order to obtain a magnification of, −1.5 with a concave mirror of focal length 16 cm, the object will have to be placed at a distance
(a) between 6 cm and 16 cm
(b) between 32 cm and 16 cm
(c) between 48 cm and 32 cm
(d) beyond 64 cm
Magnification produced by a convex mirror is always:
(a) more than 1
(b) less than 1
(c) equal to 1
(d) more or less than 1
If a magnification of, −1 (minus one) is to be obtained by using a converging mirror, then the object has to be placed:
(a) between pole and focus
(b) at the centre of curvature
(c) beyond the centre of curvature
(d) at infinity
A converging lens has focal length of 12 cm. Calculate at what distance the object should be placed from the lens so that it forms an image at 48 cm on the other side of the lens.
A student wants to project the image of a candle flame on a screen 60 cm in front of a mirror by keeping the flame at a distance of 15 cm from its pole.
(a) Write the type of mirror he should use.
(b) Find the linear magnification of the image produced.
(c) What is the distance between the object and its image?
(d) Draw a ray diagram to show the image formation in this case.
A student has obtained a point image of a distant object using the given convex lens. To find the focal length of the lens he should measure the distance between the :
(A) lens and the object only
(B) lens and the screen only
(C) object and the image only
(D) lens and the object and also between the object and the image
The image of a candle flame placed at a distance of 30 cm from a spherical lens is formed on a screen placed on the other side of the lens at a distance of 60 cm from the optical centre of the lens. Identify the type of lens and calculate its focal length. If the height of the flame is 3 cm, find the height of its image.