HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Book: HC Verma - Concepts of Physics Part 1

Chapter: 18. Geometrical Optics

Subject: Physics - Class 11th

Q. No. 44 of Exercises

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A paperweight in the form of a hemisphere of radius 3.0 cm is used to hold down a printed page. An observer looks at the page vertically through the paperweight. At what height above the page will the printed letters near the center appear to the observer?


Radius of the paper weight = R= 3.0 cm

Refractive index of paper weight =

Refractive index of air=

• Refraction at point A

Object distance = u= 0

Radius R

By lens equation

Therefore, image of the printed letters will be formed at the point.

• Refraction at point B

Object distance u=-3 cm

Radius R= -3 cm

By lens equation

Hence, there will be no shift in the final image.

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