GCSE level optics questions


(a) The diagram shows light rays entering and passing through a lens.

  (i)  Tick in the table below the type of lens is that is shown in the diagram.



(ii)     State the name given to point X in the diagram.

(2 marks)

(b)     A lens acts like a number of prisms.

The diagram below shows two parallel rays of light entering and passing through prism A and prism C.

Draw a third parallel ray entering and passing through prism B.

(4 marks)

(c)     Name two factors that determine the focal length of a lens.

(2 marks)

(d)      A converging lens has a focal length of 20 cm.

Calculate the power, in dioptre, of the lens.

(3 marks)


(Total 11 marks)