A Magnifying Glass Uses What Kind of Convex Lens?

Answer A magnifying glass is a special kind of lens called a bi-convex lens, because the lens is convex on each side. The lens curves outward and forms a dome, because the lens is thicker in the center an... Read More »

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Does a magnifying glass use a diverging lens?

A magnifying glass uses a converging lens called a convex lens to magnify objects in the focus of the lens. Converging lenses are thicker in the middle than at the edges, while diverging lenses ar... Read More »

What Kind of Image Does a Convex Lens Produce?

A convex lens is a polished piece of glass that is curved outward on both sides of the lens. A magnifying glass is an example of a simple convex lens. The cornea in a person's eye is another exampl... Read More »

What is the magnifying power of a lens?

The standard magnification value of the average magnifying glass lens is .25 m. This is the difference between the maximum size at which you can view the image with your naked eye (holding it as cl... Read More »

What makes a magnifying glass work?

The magnifying glass has been in existence for more than 1,000 years. As an optics tool, this basic form of the microscope has helped the world of science, the precursor to countless optical breakt... Read More »