We use magnifying glass and microscope to enlarge tiny objects for inspecting them clearly. Both of them use optical lenses to do so. But there is a lot of difference between a magnifying glass and a microscope. A magnifying glass is a pretty ancient optical instrument that is still extensively used these days. The microscope… Continue reading Magnifying Glass Vs. Microscope: A Straightforward Comparison
A magnifying glass, also known as a hand lens, is an optical instrument that makes small objects appear larger. It uses a special kind of lens that is spherical on both sides. The lens is called a bi-convex lens or simply convex lens. By using refraction, the convex lens makes the image seem closer than… Continue reading What Kind of Lens is Used in a Magnifying Glass?
Magnifying glasses are used to enlarge any object without distortion. But how does it work? Luckily, the working principle of this popular optical instrument is not that complex to understand. The convex lens in the magnifying glass uses the principle of refraction to magnify. The “optical lens” bends the light rays entering its surface at… Continue reading How Does a Magnifying Glass Work?