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ERIC Number: EJ931308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Conicoid Mirrors
Castano, Diego J.; Hawkins, Lawrence C.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n2 p399-405 Mar 2011
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. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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