What does a lens do to light?

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It bends light.

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How does light go through a lens?

Light goes in the lens, refraction occurs, and the light exits the lens.

What happens when light passes through a concave lens and a convex lens?

The light is delayed longer by the thicker part of the lens than by the thinner part of the lens. This results in the following:convex lens, light rays bend towards the axis of the lensconcave lens, light rays bend away from the axis of the lens

How many lenses does the light pass through between the light source and your eye?

how does light effect your eye? In a compound light microscope? The light passes through three lenses between the light source and your eye. The first lens is the condenser lens.. The second lens is the objective lens. The third and final lens is the Eyepiece, also known as, the ocular lens. This is the lens you look through. These are the lenses that light must pass through to get from the light source to your eye.

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Do hand lens refract light?

Yes, hand lens reflect light.

Which are a characteristic of the lens?

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What part of A camera lets in light?

The Shutter.

What happens when a light hits a lens?

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How a hand lens works?

a lens works when light goes through it and refracts (bends) inside the lens. so the light

What is the focal lentgh of a lens?

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What happens to light when it strikes a lens?

light bends when it hits the lens....this is called refraction

What is the use of convex lens?

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