The scallop's eye—a concave mirror in the context of biology

Giuseppe Colicchia, Christine Waltner, Martin Hopf, Hartmut Wiesner
2009 Physics Education  
Teaching physics in the context of medicine or biology is a way to generate students' interest in physics. A more uncommon type of eye, the scallop's eye (an eye with a spherical concave mirror, which is similar to a Newtonian or Schmidt telescope) and the image-forming mechanism in this eye are described. Also, a simple eye model, which can easily be constructed and used in physics classes, is presented.
doi:10.1088/0031-9120/44/2/009 fatcat:x3nvk6hahraehif6cqkwhy4a24