Preface to the Second Edition

The first edition of this book was used by our students in a lens design course for several years. Taking advantage of this experience, this second edition has been greatly improved in several aspects.

Most of the material in the original second chapter was considered quite important and useful as a reference. However, to make an introductory course on lens design more fluid and simple, most of the material was transferred to the end of the book as an appendix. In several other sections, the book was also restructured with the same objective in mind.

Some of the modifications introduced include the clarification and a more complete explanation of some concepts, as suggested by some readers. Additional material was ...

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