By A. Bak

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The inverted images produced in a camera obscura were explained by invoking the fact that light moves along straight lines. In contrast, the inversion of the image projected by a convex lens is explained by the fact that convergence points are always on the opposite side of the axis from the corresponding object points. Since an image is perceived only in the region of the convergence points and the convergence points are inverted with respect to the object points, the image projected by a convex lens is always inverted.

Similarly, BF A is a transversal cutting parallels EG and AC, and GF B equals BAC. Finally, GF C and DF E are both supplements of DF G and are thus equal. To summarize, those angles in the figure labeled 1 through 4 are equal and angles 1 and 5 are also equal, so angles 4 and 5 are equal, which is what we wanted to show. 32 CHAPTER 3. THE CONVEX LENS Now, DF E is the inclination of the incident ray EF to the front surface. Since the light is entering glass from air, the angle of refraction will be one-third of DF E.

Light from each point source is again dispersed over an area that increases with distance from the lens, as indicated by the increasing lengths of line segments 4 drawn close to the lens in the figure. But their distance from the lens must actually be greater than the distance of the lens to its own convergence point. Otherwise, light from these points would still be divergent after passing through the lens. 46 CHAPTER 3. THE CONVEX LENS and 5. In summary, an ideal image requires a one-toone correspondence between object points and image points.