Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-24-2011

Publication Title

European Journal of Physics

ISSN

0143-0807

Volume

32

Issue/No.

2

First Page

399

Last Page

405

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

The first-order equation relating object and image location for a mirror of arbitrary conic-sectional shape is derived. It is also shown that the parabolic reflecting surface is the only one free of aberration and only in the limiting case of distant sources.

DOI

10.1088/0143-0807/32/2/013

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