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A section of a sphere has a radius of curvature of 0.86 m.

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Problem 18P

Problem 18P

A section of a sphere has a radius of curvature of 0.86 m. If this section is painted with a reflective coating on both sides, what is the focal length of (a) the convex side and (b) the concave side?

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Solution 18P

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(a)

Here we need to determine the focal length of the convex side. A portion of the sphere is having a radius of and painted with a reflective coating on both sides.

The focal length of the convex side is given by,

                                        

Substituting ,

                                        

                                        

                                        

                Therefore, the focal length of the convex side is -43 cm.


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Chapter 26, Problem 18P is Solved
Textbook: Physics with MasteringPhysics
Edition: 4
Author: James S. Walker
ISBN: 9780321541635

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