Physics Van 3-site Navigational Menu

Physics Van Navigational Menu

Q & A: Convex Lenses

Learn more physics!

Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
what are convex lens used for
- Anonymous
Convex lenses are those that are wider in the center than they are on the top and bottom. They bend light towards an axis though the center of the lens. That's the opposite of Concave lenses (bowl-shaped) that bend light away from the lens.

What's really interesting is that you can use lenses by themselves or together with other lenses to make some really neat things.

You can find lenses in many places. Some very common places to find lenses are glasses, binoculars, microscopes, telescopes, magnifing glass, and CD players.


(published on 10/22/2007)

Follow-up on this answer.