6A65.40 - Spherical Aberration
Spherical Aberration - Use the slide projector as a distant collimated light source. Place the 30 or 48 cm lens in the optics rail and focus onto the paper screen. By stopping out the middle or the edge of the lens you can show that the focal point is different for the inner and outer portions of the lens.
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- "O-170. Spherical Aberration", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
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- Ron Hipschman, "Image Quality", Exploratorium Cookbook III, pp. 167.1 - 167.3.
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- "5. Spherical Aberation", Experiments in Optics, Part 1, J. Klinger Scientific Apparatus Corp., Bulletin 101.
- Joseph Frick, "#170 - Spherical Aberration", Physical Technics: Or, Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limited Means", p. 199.
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