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The power of a lens is defined as the reciprocal of the focal length. … Converging (convex ) lenses have positive focal lengths, so they also have positive power values. Diverging (concave ) lenses have negative focal lengths, so they also have negative power values.

## Can concave lens have positive power?

The power of the lens is the reciprocal of the focal length. A concave lens is a diverging lens, so it will always have a negative focal length. Therefore, the power of a concave lens is also negative.

## Is the power of a concave lens positive or negative?

For concave lenses the power is negative because the focal length is negative. Complete step-by-step solution: In optics, power is defined as the ability of the optical instrument to bend the rays of light falling on it. If an instrument bends the rays towards the optical axis then power is defined as positive.

## Which power of lens is positive?

(a) Convex lens has positive power.

## Why power of convex lens is positive and concave is negative?

The power of a convex lens is positive as a convex lens has a positive focal length, while the power of a concave lens is negative as concave lens has a negative focal length.

## Why convex lens has positive power?

The power of a convex lens is positive as a convex lens has a positive focal length, while the power of a concave lens is negative as concave lens has a negative focal length. It is because focal length of convex lens is +ve and. … Therefore power of convex lens is positive.

## Is power positive for convex lens?

The power of a concave/convex lens is positive.

## When power of lens is positive or negative?

Power of a lens is inverse of its focal length. The focal length of convex lens is positive, so its power is also positive. The focal length of concave lens is negative, so its power is also negative.

## Which lens is positive or negative?

For converging lenses, the focal length is always positive, while diverging lenses always have negative focal lengths.

## Is F negative for concave lens?

For a convex lens, focal length (f) is positive and for a concave lens, the value of f is negative.

## Why is V negative in concave lens?

And for image distance, V in lens it is taken as positive in Convex lens since image is formed on +X side. It is taken as negative in Concave lens since image is formed in -X side of the Cartesian. In Concave mirror V is taken as positive and negative for convex mirror.

## Is magnification of concave lens negative?

Concave lenses always form virtual images, so magnification produced by a concave lens is always positive. A concave lens always forms the image smaller than the object, so |m|<1.

## What is power of concave lens?

The power of the concave lens is negative. Concave lens surfaces have a virtual radius of curvature, and thus a negative curvature. Optical power is denoted by the same convention signs that are used for focal length.

## Why is the power of a mirror negative?

(a) Parallel rays reflected from a large spherical mirror do not all cross at a common point. … Parallel rays of light reflected from the mirror seem to originate from the point F at the focal distance f behind the mirror. The focal length and power of a convex mirror are negative, since it is a diverging mirror.

## What does it mean if power of lens is negative?

Focal length of a converging i.e. convex lens is considered positive and focal length of a diverging lens i.e. concave lens is negative. Therefore power of a convex lens e is positive and that of a concave lens e is negative. Hence, if power is negative this means focal length is negative and we have a diverging lens.