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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||oblique astigmatism , Thomas Young, historical, image curvature , geometrical optics, Young’s construction, gradient index|
|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:||20 Mar 2012 09:48|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2012 14:19|
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