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2009 High School Physics Photo Contest

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Honorable Mention - Contrived

Title: Squiggly Straight Stripes
Student: Rachel Sarah Karten
School: Wildwood School, Los Angeles, California
Teacher: Tengiz Bibilashvili

This photo is of two glasses with water acting like lenses. The glasses are exactly the same and are parallel to the background of diagonal stripes. The photo shows that the magnification of the lens depends on the distance between the glass-lens and the background. It is evident that the stripes do not keep their linear shape because of optical distortion of the glass lens system.

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