Thomas Young’s contributions to geometrical optics

Atchison, David A. & Charman, W. Neil (2011) Thomas Young’s contributions to geometrical optics. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 94(4), pp. 333-340.

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In addition to his work on physical optics, Thomas Young (1773-1829) made several contributions to geometrical optics, most of which received little recognition in his time or since. We describe and assess some of these contributions: Young’s construction (the basis for much of his geometric work), paraxial refraction equations, oblique astigmatism and field curvature, and gradient-index optics.

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ID Code: 49190
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: oblique astigmatism , Thomas Young, historical, image curvature , geometrical optics, Young’s construction, gradient index
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2010.00560.x
ISSN: 1444-0938
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2012 23:48
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 04:19

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