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New Computation Methods for Geometrical Optics (Reprint) (Paperback) (Psang Dain Lin)

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This book employs homogeneous coordinate notation to compute the first- and second-order derivative matrices of various optical quantities. It will be one of the important mathematical tools for automatic optical design. The traditional geometrical optics is based on raytracing only. It is very difficult, if possible, to compute the first- and second-order derivatives of a ray and optical path length with respect to system variables, since they are recursive functions. Consequently, current commercial software packages use a finite difference approximation methodology to estimate these derivatives for use in optical design and analysis. Furthermore, previous publications of geometrical optics use vector notation, which is comparatively awkward for computations for non-axially symmetrical systems.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: Science, Technology
Series Title: Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Psang Dain Lin
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2016
TCIN: 51554944
UPC: 9789811013416
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5807
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