12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

The Pinhole Camera: A fascinating optical device for physics freshmen.

13 Jul 2011, 12:00


Oral Presentation Track E - Physics Education Education


Mr John Motsoeneng (University of Pretoria)


A simple pinhole camera was used to demonstrate to students that light travels in a straight line. The one to one correspondence between a point on the object and a point on the image was used to explain why the image was upside down and reversed from left to right.

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Primary authors

Mr Edwin Mapasha (University of Pretoria) Mr John Motsoeneng (University of Pretoria)


Dr Cable Moji (University of Pretoria)

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