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#### moonfire

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##### How Much will......
« on: 24/05/2007 22:08:43 »
How much will a 33 Degree angle measure when observed under a microscope that magnifies 10 times?

#### rosy

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #1 on: 24/05/2007 22:27:01 »
33 degrees.
The other 327 degrees needed to make up a circle aren't going to be decreased by magnification, so there's nowhere to put any increase...

#### moonfire

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #2 on: 24/05/2007 22:39:11 »
Awesome!  Thanks so much!!  LOL

#### paul.fr

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« Reply #3 on: 24/05/2007 22:40:21 »
Like Rosy has said, the angle will be the same. All you are doing is increasing the magnification of the image.

#### moonfire

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« Reply #4 on: 25/05/2007 02:51:43 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe

#### DoctorBeaver

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #5 on: 25/05/2007 12:07:47 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe

#### lightarrow

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« Reply #6 on: 25/05/2007 13:49:11 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe
Not so much!
You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it.
(everything not to make you feel stupid, dear!  )

#### DoctorBeaver

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« Reply #7 on: 25/05/2007 13:51:42 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe
Not so much!
You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it.
(everything not to make you feel stupid, dear!  )

What a creep!

#### moonfire

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #8 on: 25/05/2007 14:59:58 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe
Not so much!
You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it.
(everything not to make you feel stupid, dear!  )

Now that sheds an interesting light on things...LOL  Thanks Alberto, you are my hero!!! LOL  I just sat there staring at this and could not make heads nor tails of it...I am glad I figured out some of my other "stuff" LOL

#### moonfire

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« Reply #9 on: 25/05/2007 15:00:45 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe
Not so much!
You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it.
(everything not to make you feel stupid, dear!  )

What a creep!

You are so bad...he is a good one then!!!  Don't you have a lodge to build?

#### DoctorBeaver

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #10 on: 25/05/2007 18:49:45 »
Thanks Paul!  I figured it out when she told me...Kinda felt stupid there for a moment...hehe
Not so much!
You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it.
(everything not to make you feel stupid, dear!  )

What a creep!

You are so bad...he is a good one then!!!  Don't you have a lodge to build?

Nope, it's finished

#### moonfire

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #11 on: 26/05/2007 02:32:05 »
LOL  Don't you have little ones to attend to?  LOL

#### Bored chemist

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« Reply #12 on: 26/05/2007 12:19:09 »
OK, you say "You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it."
How?
As Rosy said "The other 327 degrees needed to make up a circle aren't going to be decreased by magnification, so there's nowhere to put any increase..."
Difraction can do some clever things but I don't see how it can expand an angle.

#### lightarrow

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« Reply #13 on: 26/05/2007 14:44:08 »
OK, you say "You could actually magnify an angle, a little, exploiting diffraction: you make light enter a tiny hole before observing it."
How?
As Rosy said "The other 327 degrees needed to make up a circle aren't going to be decreased by magnification, so there's nowhere to put any increase..."
Difraction can do some clever things but I don't see how it can expand an angle.
It depends on what we mean with that term.
I intended that the angle through which you see the object is not more 33° but more than that, let's say 45°, for example, because light is "bent" from the hole, because of diffraction. From this point of view only, it's like to have put a diverging (negative) lens befor our optical instrument.
Of course this doesn't mean at all that we can take a greater portion of solid angle of the light's source.

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##### How Much will......
« Reply #13 on: 26/05/2007 14:44:08 »