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Astronomical optics and elasticity theory : active optics methods

Author: Gérard René Lemaitre
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text on optics and elasticity covers the field in-depth, discusses equations in an easy-to-understand manner, includes a portrait gallery of pioneers in the field, and provides students the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérard René Lemaitre
ISBN: 9783540689041 3540689044
OCLC Number: 302061559
Description: xxi, 573 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to optics and elasticity --
Dioptrics and elasticity : variable curvature morrors (VCMs) --
Active optics and correction of third-order aberrations --
Optical design with the Schmidt concept : telescopes and spectrographs --
Schmidt correctors and diffraction gratings aspherized by active optics --
Theory of shells and aspherization of axisymmetirc mirrors : meniscus, vase and closed forms --
Active optics with multimode deformable mirrors (MDM) vase and mensicus forms --
Own weight flexure and figure control of telescope mirrors --
Singlet lenses and elasticity theory of thin plates --
X-ray telescopes and elasticity theory of shells.
Series Title: Astronomy and astrophysics library.
Responsibility: Gérard René Lemaitre.

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