## Geometrical optics: optical instrumentation |

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### Contents

GEOMETRICAL OPTICS AND THEORIES OF LIGHT 1 The scope of geometrical optics | 1 |

Rays of light | 4 |

Gaussian optics | 6 |

Copyright | |

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### Other editions - View all

Geometrical Optics: An Introduction to Hamilton's Method John Lighton Synge No preview available - 1937 |

### Common terms and phrases

Airy pattern angle of incidence angular aperture stop aplanatic approximation astigmatism axial pencil axis beam chromatic aberration collimator coma components condenser constant convergence angle coordinate corresponding defined detector diagram diameter diffraction dispersion emulsion exit pupil eyepiece Fermat's principle field angle field lens finite focal plane foci function Gaussian optics Gaussian region geometrical optics glass illumination image plane image point image side image space indices infinity knife-edge Lagrange invariant lenses light flux lines longitudinal colour magnification microscope minimum deviation mirror normal object and image object point object space obtained off-axis optical instruments optical path length parallel paraxial perpendicular pinhole position principal focus principal planes principal ray prism radius ray aberration ray intersection reference sphere reflection refracting surface refractive index resolution limit resolving power sagittal slit Snell's law spectrograph spectrum spherical aberration subtends thin lens transverse wave wavefront wavefront aberration wavelength