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Unformatted text preview: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2.710 Optics Spring ’09 Problem Set #3 Posted Feb. 23, 2009 — Due Wednesday, March 4, 2009 1. Wanda’s world Your goldfish Wanda happens to be situated at the center of her spherical waterworld. At the same time, your friend Olive happens to have her gaze aligned with Wanda’s. If Olive is located a distance s from the edge of the sphere, the sphere radius is R , and the refractive index of water is n , then answer the following questions about Olive and Wanda’s mutual perception of each other. s ’ R = R s n a) How does Wanda look like to Olive? That is, where is Wanda’s image formed, what is the magnification, and is the image real or virtual? b) How does Olive look like to Wanda? That is, where is Olive’s image formed, what is the magnification, and is the image real or virtual? c) The data given to you seem to neglect the presence of the glass sphere that contains the water. Discuss the conditions that this negligence is justified under....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.710 taught by Professor Sebaekoh during the Spring '09 term at MIT.
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