Ch 30: Chapter 30: Lenses

About This Chapter

The Lenses chapter of this Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of lenses. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Lenses textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics' Lenses chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the lenses topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Thin lens equation
  • Equations for images problems
  • Kinds of telescopes
  • Ray diagrams
  • Parts of the compound microscope
  • Vision and color perception

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6 Lessons in Chapter 30: Chapter 30: Lenses
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Thin Lens Equation: Examples & Questions

1. Thin Lens Equation: Examples & Questions

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a lens is (both concave and convex), list uses of lenses in everyday life, and use the thin lens equation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Using Equations to Answer Lens Questions

2. Using Equations to Answer Lens Questions

After watching this video, you should be able to use equations to answer lens questions, including figuring out whether the image produced by a lens is real or virtual, bigger or smaller, and upright or inverted. A short quiz will follow.

Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

3. Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes

Learn about the different types of telescopes that astronomers use: X-ray, radio, gamma ray, reflecting and refracting. Learn what the differences are between them and what different things they show us about the universe.

Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

4. Introduction to the Compound Microscope: Parts & Uses

The compound light microscope is a useful tool in any biology laboratory. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the parts of a compound microscope, as well as understand the function of each of those parts.

How Does Vision Work?

5. How Does Vision Work?

How do your eyes and brain work together to turn light into images? You'll learn about the working components of the eye and take a look at two theories of color perception.

How to Correct Vision Problems

6. How to Correct Vision Problems

Learn about what can go wrong with human vision and various ways we try to fix it: eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery. Take a quiz and see what you've learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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