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Conicoid Mirrors
European Journal of Physics
  • Diego Castano, Nova Southeastern University
  • Lawrence Carl Hawkins, Nova Southeastern University
Publication Date
1-24-2011
Disciplines
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
Citation Information
Diego Castano and Lawrence Carl Hawkins. "Conicoid Mirrors" European Journal of Physics Vol. 32 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 399 - 405 ISSN: 0143-0807
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diego-castano/22/