# The angular resolution of the human eye

Not what you're looking for?

You are looking down at the earth from inside a jetliner flying at an altitude of 9300 m. The pupil of your eye has a diameter of 2.00 mm. Determine how far apart two cars must be on the ground if you are to have any hope of distinguishing between them with the following lighting. red light (wavelength = 665 nm in vacuum)and violet light (wavelength = 405 nm in vacuum).

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

This solution gives all mathematical steps required to fully understand the solution and enable you to solve similar problems.

##### Solution Preview

The angular resolution of the human eye is given by,

<br>

<br>dt = lambda/D where lambda is the wavelength and D is the diameter of the pupil.

<br>

<br>for lambda ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### The Moon

Test your knowledge of moon phases and movement.

##### Intro to the Physics Waves

Some short-answer questions involving the basic vocabulary of string, sound, and water waves.

##### Basic Physics

This quiz will test your knowledge about basic Physics.

##### Introduction to Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials

This quiz is for any area of science. Test yourself to see what knowledge of nanotechnology you have. This content will also make you familiar with basic concepts of nanotechnology.

##### Classical Mechanics

This quiz is designed to test and improve your knowledge on Classical Mechanics.