The Rayleigh’s criterion

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The term ‘magnifying power’ may be defined as the ability of that optical instrument to magnify. It depends on the focal lens used in that optical instrument. It means that the lens can increase or decrease the size of the image formed but the statement can be true if there were no aberrations, chromatics and monochromatic

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The Rayleighs CriterionThe Rayleighs criterionINTRODUCTION-The term magnifying power may be defined as the ability of that optical instrument to magnify. It depends on the focal lens used in that optical instrument. It means that the lens can increase or decrease the size of the image formed but the statement can be true if there were no aberrations, chromatics and monochromatic. Therefore there is a limit of an optical instrument to magnify an object. This is due to the fact that for a wave surface, the laws of geometrical optics do not hold good. It means that the im

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