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The idea of the Lambertian surface: history, idealization, and system theoretical aspects and part 1 of a lost chapter on multiple reflection
Author(s): Cornelius Hahlweg; Burkhard Meißner; Wenjing Zhao; Hendrik Rothe
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The paper gives an overview on the actual roots of Lambert's ideas on photometry including the excerpts of original sources as found in the Scientific library of castle Friedenstein in Gotha and in the Rostock university library, both in Germany, as well as some ideas on the system theoretical consequences and shortcomings and elegance of the concept of an angular cosine distribution. Further some almost lost paragraphs of Lambert's work on multiple reflection in dioptric systems are presented in translated and commented form.

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Date Published: 20 August 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7792, Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces II, 779202 (20 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860172
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Cornelius Hahlweg, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)
Burkhard Meißner, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)
Wenjing Zhao, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)
Hendrik Rothe, Helmut Schmidt Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7792:
Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces II
Zu-Han Gu; Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

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