Geometric Optics: Theory and Design of Astronomical Optical Systems Using Mathematica®, Second edition By Antonio Romano, Roberto Cavaliere
English | EPUB | 2016 | 289 Pages | ISBN : 3319437313 | 5.87 MB
This text, now in its second edition, presents the mathematical background needed to design many optical combinations that are used in astronomical telescopes and cameras. It uses a novel approach to third-order aberration theory based on Fermat’s principle and the use of particular optical paths (called stigmatic paths) instead of rays, allowing for easier derivation of third-order formulae. Each optical combination analyzed is accompanied by a downloadable Mathematica® notebook that automates its third-order design, eliminating the need for lengthy calculations.