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Modernizing the teaching of advanced geometric optics
Author(s): Allen Nussbaum

Paper Abstract

Advanced geometric optics has been traditionally presented to students as subjects of great mathematical complexity. In addition, there is confusion and misunderstanding about the nature of aberrations. We show here how to improve understanding and make the material more enjoyable through the use of the following pedagogic devices: (1) A matrix approach to paraxial optics. (2) A numerical treatment of non-paraxial optics and aberrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1603, Education in Optics, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57869
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Allen Nussbaum, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1603:
Education in Optics
Gregory B. Altshuler; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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