Convex lenses

Do you want to learn more about convex lenses and the parameters that characterize them?

The online convex lens simulations on this page will help you better understand how images are generated in a convex lens and which parameters characterize them.

Convex lenses are a type of optical lens characterized by an outwardly curved surface. These lenses are commonly used in the manufacture of eyeglasses, cameras, projectors and other optical devices. Their ability to concentrate light at a focal point makes them indispensable in many areas of science and technology.

The outward curved shape of the convex lens allows light entering the lens to be concentrated on a focal point. This is because the curved surface causes the light to refract inward. This focal point is where the light is focused and produces a clear, sharp image.

In spectacle manufacturing, convex lenses are used to correct farsightedness. Farsightedness is a condition in which a person has difficulty seeing near objects, but can see distant objects clearly. Convex lenses help correct this condition by allowing light to focus properly on the retina.

In camera and projector manufacturing, convex lenses are used to focus light on a focal point and produce clear, sharp images. These lenses are also used in the manufacture of magnifiers and other magnifying instruments.

They are also used in the manufacture of prisms and other optical devices.

These online convex lens simulations are a great tool to understand the particularities of this type of lenses.

Image formation in a convex lens


This simulation studies how a distant image is formed in a convex lens. It shows how the image size changes as the focal length changes.

Ray diagram of a convex lens


This simulation shows what the ray diagram of a convex lens looks like. See what happens when changing the object position, lens position and focal length.

Image adjustment in a convex lens


This simulation uses a convex lens and a screen. Adjust the positions of the lens and the screen to get a sharp image.

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