Preface


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Preface
PrefaceThis book is written to fill the need for a basic text whose subject is limited to the layout of optical systems. It is directed to those who must set up an optical system but who lack either the time or the inclination to probe deeply into geometrical optics and optical design. The book is intended to be a convenient, “stand alone” handbook to which the user can refer in order to find out how to solve a particular optical layout problem.The process of optical system layout is simply the determination of the optical components (lenses, mirrors, prisms, etc.) as to type and power, and the arrangement or spacing of these components. This must be done in such a way that the sys…
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Warren J. Smith: Practical Optical System Layout: And Use of Stock Lenses. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1997), AccessEngineering Export