Change the location of the object and use the ray diagrams to determine the location of the image.
The following lab was created by Nick Donovan. Thanks Nick!
Can you please a diverging mirror?
Thanks for the comment! You can do a diverging mirror simply by selecting “mirror”, then pulling the object to the right side.
Thanks so much! this is fantastic-doing optics in yr12 physics and this really helped me understand 🙂 Thanks again
You are very welcome!
i love it! i’d just really like t be able to embed it in my website. thank you!
can we use this simulations to make lessons in our local language for noncomercial purpose
Certainly! Let us know, and we will be happy to post your lesson here for the world to use!
can we use this offline?..
Any of the simulations hosted at http://www.simbucket.com can be used offline.
Can you tell me how to edit the focal length, object distance, object height, image height?
Object distance is adjusted by dragging the candle. When you do this, image location is automatically adjusted.
Focal length and object height are both controlled with the sliders.
In addition to the above, you can switch to a mirror by tapping the “LENS” button at the top of the screen.
hi! I wonder if there is not a mistake for the lens experiment with letters. only the A is upside down and inverted, not the B and C
All three letters are actually flipped. Looked closely at the B, and you will notice that the base of the letter is larger.
Can you put more than 1 lens on the optic bench to show combination situations ?
Thanks for the comment. This isn’t possible with the current version of the simulation, but I will ask around to see if anyone is willing to do a multiple-lens version. It is a pretty cool idea though. 🙂
can u make a sandbox simulator in which we can arrange lens , mirrors and glas slabs of any specified refractive index and it draws the ray digrams for the arrangement?
Yes, though it depends on what you were looking for:
1. I could do a top-down view that traces the path of an individual light ray.
2. Alternatively, I could do a side view that computes the location of an image.
Which were you thinking?
Thanks for keeping this sim bucket operational! With the death of Adobe Flash Player in 2021, many other simulations I typically used to teach my Physics courses are now obsolete. My students benefit from seeing the various changes in the image due to the position of the object and the type of mirror or lens. Thanks again!
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