Geometric optics is the branch of optics relying on a description of light propagating as rays. Optical devices constructed using the principles of geometric optics include mirrors and lenses which respectively utilize reflection or refraction to create an image of an object. Such optical devices have extensive medical and scientific research application. Additionally, the principles of geometric optics are extremely helpful for understanding how image formation occurs in the human eye. Questions related to geometric optics are long-standing favorites of MCAT writers.
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