A magnifying glass produces a virtual and erect image.
A magnifying glass is a convex lens used to make an object appear much larger than it actually is. This works when the object is placed at a distance less than the focal length from the lens. A magnifying glass uses a convex lens because these lenses cause light rays to converge, or come together. Magnifying glasses work thanks to the simple principles of optical physics.
The image is:
- upright (the right way up)
- magnified (larger than the object)
- virtual (cannot be produced on a screen)