Title

Measuring Magnification of Virtual Images Using Digital Cameras

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2016

Abstract

The concept of virtual images and why they lead to angular rather than linear magnification of optical images can be vague for students. A particularly straightforward method of obtaining quantitative magnification for simple magnifiers, microscopes, and telescopes uses the technology that students carry in their backpacks—their camera phones.

Journal Title

The Physics Teacher

Journal Title

The Physics Teacher

Volume

54

Issue

8

First Page

503

Last Page

503

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4965277

First Department

Physics