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Unformatted text preview: Experiment 3 The Simple Magniﬁer, Microscope, and Telescope Procedure Outline Introduction Experiment 1 dealt primarily with the measurement of the focal lengths of simple lenses
and spherical mirrors. The question of lateral magniﬁcation, given by m = s’/s, follows
logically. In Experiment 3, you will deal with a number of optical instruments in which
the near point of the eye is a crucial aspect of the measurement. Chapter 10 of Jenkins and White covers optical instruments and useful material can be found in Chapter 6 of
P.P.* The lab will cover the simple magniﬁer, microscope, various telescopes, the concept of
exit pupil, and limits on the resolving power of a given optical instrument. In 6—6 of PP,
there is a useful discussion of the exit pupil and the measurement that allows an alternate
determination of the lateral magniﬁcation in various optical instruments. Your full under
standing of the resolving power formula given below will await your later exposure to the
topic of diffraction effects in Physics 322 / 422. Chapter 15 in J .W. may be read to get the
ﬂavor of the topic. 3.1 Simple Lens Procedure The purpose of this part is to compare the magniﬁcation of a simple lens
to theory. There are 3 lenses of focal lengths 5, 10, and 25cm. You will measure their
magniﬁcation. Keep in mind that a simple magniﬁer is deﬁned in terms of altering the
“near point” of the eye. Thus, we can focus on an object at a distance less than we normally
could and hence the object looks bigger. This is how you will measure magniﬁcation. 0 Place a (5, 10 or 250m) lens in front of the periscope.
0 Place a meter stick in the focal plane of the lens. 0 Record the distance of the meter stick to the lens. This is f. *F.L. Perdotti and LS. Perdotti, on reserve in the Physics Library. Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — Pan 1
Simple Magniﬁer Salup mirror /
¢——ﬁ—I hallsilvered
mirror Figure 1: Simple Magniﬁer Setup Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 3 Part 1
Simple Magniﬁer Concept 1H (length oi h as measured through
 periscope) Figure 2: Simple Magniﬁer Concept 0 Use the image of the meter stick as seen through the periscope to measure the size of
a ﬁxed distance on the meter stick as seen through the lens. This is hard to explain;
see the diagrams. I will try to explain what we are doing. Let’s take a ﬁxed distance
on the meter stick, for example 1mm. We will call that h. Now we can see h through
the lens. We can also see an image of the meter stick through the periscope. The
images should be superimposed. Now we use the periscope image of the meter stick
to “measure” h. We will call this value H. Record h and H. 0 Record the total distance from your eye through the periscope to the meter stick. We
will call this D. 0 Do this for each of the 3 lenses you are given (f = 5, 10 and 25 cm). Analysis The theory1 says that the angular magniﬁcation of a simple lens is just, M =
25/ f for an object one focal length away from the lens. From the ﬁgure, we can see that the
angle subtended by the image h is just h/ f . Call this 0’. We also see that the image of h as
seen through the lens and measured with the periscope subtends an angle 6’ = H / D (small
angle approximation). These two angles are equal because the images are superimposed. We
are using the periscope image to measure the angle subtended by h as seen through the
lens. Now, by deﬁnition, the angle subtended by h without a lens is 9 = h/ 25cm. And the 1see Jenkins and White, Sec. 10.8 Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 4 magniﬁcation is M = (970. mil. (9—an
hD
1“?
6=h/25 M— Q: __ (H/D) _ 25H
_ 0 “ (h/25) ‘ hD So our measured magniﬁcation is M = 25H/hD and our theory value is M = 25/ f . Com
pare this theory to What you measured. 3.2 Microscopes Procedure In this section you will be looking at microscopes. Keep in mind, that the
difference between a microscope2 and a telescope3, is that the microscope focuses on things
very close to the focal point of the objective, and the telescope focuses on things very far
away. You will use a 5 and a 10cm lens to make a microscope. Part 2
Microscope Selup hallsilvered
mirror eyepiece objective Meter slick
screen Figure 3: Microscope Setup a Place the 10cm lens (eyepiece) on the optical bench. 2see J.W., 10.11
3see J.W., 10.13 Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 5 o N ow place the 5am lens (objective) 28cm from the eyepiece. 0 Next place a plastic ruler 100m beyond the objective lens. Note that this should put
the image of the meter stick in the nearest focal plane of the ocular (eyepiece). 0 Place a screen in the focal plane of the eyepiece between the two lenses. This is 100m
from the 10cm lens. Illuminate the meter stick with a ﬂashlight. You should see an image of the meter stick on the screen. Adjust the position of the meter stick until
you get a sharp focus on the screen. 0 Pick some ﬁxed distance on the meter stick such as one centimeter. Call this It. Now
measure the size of the image of h on the screen. Use a metric tape. Call this 12’. Record h and h’. a Measure the distance from the meter stick to the objective lens and call this d. 0 Measure the distance from the objective lens to the screen and call this (1’. Record at
and (1’. You have just measured the magniﬁcation of the objective lens. 0 Remove the screen from the focal plane of the eyepiece. Look through the 10cm eye—
piece. You should see an image of the meter stick. The microscope should be in focus
in order to observe well focussed image. 0 Next place a periscope in front of the eyepiece. Adjust the periscope until you can
see an image of the meter stick. 0 Again, pick a ﬁxed distance on the meter stick called h. Measure h with the super—
imposed image in the periscope. Call this H. 0 Measure the total distance from your eye through the periscope to the meter stick.
This is D. 0 Measure the distance from the eyepiece to the objective, this should be 280m. 0 Now switch the objective and eyepiece lenses and repeat this procedure. Analysis Compare your results to theory. A simple percent difference is what we want
here. These measurements are too crude to allow much in the way of error analysis. For the ﬁrst part, the magniﬁcation of a simple lens is m = 2/0 or in our case m = d’/d.
The experimental magniﬁcation is m = h’ / h. For the second part the theory is M = 25w/(f1f2), Where a: is the separation of the focal
points. That is, as = (the separation of the lenses f1 + f2). Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 ~— 6 The experimental magniﬁcation is given by M = (H / D) / (fl/25) = 25H / hD (the same
as a simple magniﬁer). 3.3 Telescopes Procedure The next three sections deal with telescopes. There are 3
basic types. They are the astronomical (Keplerian)4, Galilean, and
Newtonian5. First we will deal with the Galilean telescope. This in—
strument uses a positive objective lens and a negative ocular. Galilean Telescope mirror hallsilvered
mirror  lens + lane . Meler slick
ocular objective on lar wall Figure 4: Galilean Telescope a Place a 500m lens in the middle of the optical bench. This lens is
the objective. 0 Now place a meter stick on the wall on the other side of the room
and move it until the meter stick on the opposite wall is brought
into sharp focus. 0 Place a —200m the ocular lens about 300m behind the 500m lens. 4see J.W., 10.13
5see Hecht and Zajac, p.155 Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 7 0 Now place the periscope behind the eyepiece and adjust it until
you can see the meter stick on the other side of the room. a Move your head and adjust the objective at the same time until
there is no parallax between the two images of the meter stick. a Make a direct comparison of the two images and ﬁnd the magniﬁ—
cation. Next you will set up an astronomical telescope. This instrument
uses a positive objective and a positive ocular. Astronomical Telescope Figure 5: Astronomical Telescope 0 With the meter stick still on the wall, place a 19.3cm achromatic
lens in the middle of the optical bench. A measuring eyepiece will
be used as the ocular. 0 Now place an eyepiece behind the lens. The eyepiece has a ﬁne scale
inside. The ocular is a 6 power eyepiece, thus the focal length is Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 8 (25/6)cm. 0 Measure the distance from the 19.3cm achromat to the meter stick. 0 With the scale in the eyepiece, measure the image of the meter
stick. That may sound a little strange. To make it clear, say we
take a set distance on the meter stick, from say the 25cm mark to
the 300m mark. Then the objective lens of the telescope will form
an image of this section of the meter stick and it will have some
size. Measure this image with the scale in the eyepiece. Note,
the distance on the meter stick (5cm in this example) subtends
an angle as measured from the 19.3cm lens, which is 50m divided
by the distance from the 19.30m lens to the meter stick. This is
the angle $1 in the equation M = (gig/(bl. The distance that we
measure on the scale in the eyepiece, divided by the focal length
of the eyepiece is just $2. Thus by this method we have directly
measured the angular magniﬁcation of the telescope. 3.4 Resolving Power Procedure This is the last section of the lab. Place a pair of slits on
one end of the optical bench. 0 Place the mercury lamp behind the slits. 0 Next place a small telescope on the other end of the bench. This
is the telescope mounted on the rod. 0 Now you will be given a set of apertures. Focus the telescope on
the slits and place each aperture in front of the objective of the
telescope in turn. a, Record whether or not you can still resolve the slits. Optics 350/450 Laboratory Procedure Outline 0 — 9 0 Record the distance from the objective to the slits and the separa
tion of the slits. a Measure the diameter of each aperture. Analysis For each aperture calculate the angular resolving power by
or = 1.22MB. Compute the angular separation of the slits. Now
compare to theory. The table of theoretical angular resolving powers
should tell you which aperture allowed the slits to be resolved and which
did not. Is this conﬁrmed by your observation? The wavelength of the
green mercury light is A 2 5461A. ...
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