what are cylindrical lenses???

Asked by mamtad | 9th Feb, 2010, 03:30: PM

Expert Answer:

A cylindrical lens is a lens which focuses light which passes through onto a line instead of onto a point, as a spherical lens would. The curved face or faces of a cylindrical lens are sections of a cylinder, and focus the image passing through it onto a line parallel to the intersection of the surface of the lens and a plane tangent to it.

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Answered by  | 9th Feb, 2010, 03:37: PM

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