# (A) Define the Term 'Focus' of a Lens. - Physics

Definition

Define the term 'focus' of a lens.

#### Solution

Principal focus: Rays of light can pass through the lens in any direction and hence there will be two principal foci on either side of the lens and they are referred to as the first principal focus and the second principal focus of a lens.
First Principal Focus (F1)
It is a point on the principal axis of the lens such that the rays of light starting from it (convex lens) or appearing to meet at the point (concave lens) after refraction from the two surfaces of the lens become parallel to the principal axis of the lens.
Second Principal Focus (F2)
It is a point on the principal axis of the lens such that the rays of light parallel to the principal axis of the lens after refraction from both the surfaces of the lens pass through this point (convex lens) or appear to be coming from this point.

Concept: Concept Refraction of Light Through a Lense
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Physics Part 2
Chapter 2 Light
Exercise | Q 2.1 | Page 113