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Secrets of Magnifying Glasses
Refraction is the bending of light when its ray passes through mediums of different densities. Using this principle, when light bends through magnifying glass and its convex lens, the speed changes and the bent light is perceived to be a bigger object in our eyes.
Magnifying glasses have two-sided convex or biconvex lens; convex lens bend light by bringing it in one side at one angle and sending it out the other at a different angle, forming an inverted image at the focal point of the lens.
The bulge of the convex lens gathers light from a wide area and condenses it to an extent that the image on the other side is sharp and bright.
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how is refraction
If you look at an object through a magnifying glass, a right-side up (inverted) and magnified image will appear.
This is because the simple lens of the magnifying glass uses the retina and lens of your eye to create a virtual image, that appears to be closer to the convex lens of the magnifying glass.
did you know that there are more than 250 types of magnifying glasses in the world?!
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