GCSE level optics questions


At night, it is important that the lights of a car can be seen by other drivers but it is dangerous if these lights dazzle them. The diagram shows a rear light of a car.


(i)      Name part A.

(1 mark)

(ii)     Name the process which occurs at point B and at point C.

(1 mark)

(b)     A headlamp of a car contains a lens.

The ray diagram shows the position and size of the image, I, of an object, O, formed by a lens similar to the one inside a car headlamp.

Put a tick in the table below to indicate what type of lens is shown in the ray diagram



(1 mark)

The ray diagram is drawn to scale. Calculate the magnification produced by the lens.

(Show all of your working).

(3 marks)

(Total 6 marks)