The Tools

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The Tools
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<emphasis role="bold">Introduction, Assumptions, and Conventions</emphasis> This chapter is intended to provide the reader with the tools necessary to determine the location, size, and orientation of the image formed by an optical system. These tools are the basic paraxial equations which cover the relationships involved. The word “paraxial” is more or less synonymous with “first-order” and “gaussian”; for our purposes it means that the equations describe the image-forming properties of a perfect optical system. You can depend on well…
Warren J. Smith: Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses. The Tools, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1997), AccessEngineering Export