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Problem: 1/S+ 1/S'=1/f(S is the object distance, S' is the image distance and f is the focal length of the mirror or lens)When we choose 1/S as the x axis and 1/S' as the y axis... Then we make a linear fit. Show that the slope is -1. And if intercept is C, calculate f as function of C only.

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The equation of a straight line:

y=mx+c

m is the slope and c is the y-intercept.

1/s' = -(1/s) + 1/f 

Comparing the lens equation to the equation of a straight line:

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1/S+ 1/S'=1/f

(S is the object distance, S' is the image distance and f is the focal length of the mirror or lens)

When we choose 1/S as the x axis and 1/S' as the y axis... Then we make a linear fit. Show that the slope is -1. And if intercept is C, calculate f as function of C only.

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