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Concave lens – Object passes through principal axis

For all examples so far in concave lenses, we have only had an object on one half of the principal axis.

This is purely done to keep the learning process simple and in stages, but it is important to realise that each of the lessons works exactly the same for the other half of the principal axis.

If the object passes through the principal axis, the drawings get more complicated but all the ideas work exactly the same way. See below for how this works:

Concave lens ray diagram of an object that passes through the principal axis

The same ideas work either side of the principal axis.

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