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1 December 1978 Lens Design Without A Computer
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The use of an optimization program on a large computer for the design of lenses is a very recent phenomenon. Prior to about 1930 all lenses were designed by logarithms, and from 1930 to about 1960 they were designed by hand with the aid of a mechanical desk calculator and a book of sine tables. It is the purpose of this paper to indicate the kind of procedure that used to be followed when lenses were designed in this way. A numerical example is included to illustrate the process.
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Rudolf Kingslake "Lens Design Without A Computer", Proc. SPIE 0147, Computer-Aided Optical Design, (1 December 1978);


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