IB Physics: Introduction

How is the resolving power of the eye affected by the size of the pupil? Resolution is the ability to see fine detail in an image; it can be quantified by separation of two distinguishable points. According to text books at this level (Giancoli, 1995) the resolution an optical instrument is dependent on the size of the aperture; this is one of the reasons why high resolution telescopes have such large diameter mirrors...

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