Optics

An object 2.4 m in front of a lens forms a sharp image on a film 12 cm behind the lens. A glass plate 1 cm thick, of refractive index 1.50 is interposed between lens and film with its plane faces parallel to film. At what distance (from lens) should object be shifted to be in sharp focus on film?

  1. 5.6 m
  2. 7.2 m
  3. 3.2 m
  4. 2.4 m

Answer

Case I:

u = –240 cm and v = 12 cm

Using Lens formula

1/f = 7/80

Case II:

v = 12 – (1/3) = (35/3) [normal shift = 1 - (2/3) = 1/3]

f = 7/80

u = 5.6

The correct option is A.