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Geometric Optics


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Fermat's Principle and General Considerations.- Gaussian Optics.- Fermat's Principle and Third-Order Aberrations.- About Higher-Order Aberrations.- Newtonian and Cassegrain Telescopes.- Cameras for Astronomy.- Compound Cassegrain Telescopes.- Doubles and Triplets.- Other Optical Combinations.- Fermat's Principle and Wave Fronts.- Hamiltonian Optics.- Principal Functions and Primary Aberrations.- Introduction to Optics in Anisotropic Media Media.- Appendix A: First-Order PDE.- Appendix B: Symplectic Vector Spaces.


"This is a comprehensive book on a variety of phenomena and basic elements of geometric optics with application in constructing astronomical optical telescopes. ... The clearly written text ... is a useful reference not only for professional researchers in the field of geometrical optics but can also be interesting to graduate students and teachers at college level." (Vladimir Cadez, zbMATH 1364.78004, 2017)

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