Chapter 1Introduction

1.1 Lens Design Books

Modern Lens Design has several primary aims. The text contains extensive discussions of the principles and design techniques, which are appropriate to design work with a modern automatic lens design computer program. It is effectively a compendium of the many design techniques available to lens designers today. It is also a prescription source book for a variety of already designed lens types; these serve the dual purpose of providing starting points for the lens designer’s efforts and also providing a basis for discussions of the application of many of the classic lens design principles. In the formulary of Chap. 24 we have provided a compact collection of most of the equations and relationships, ...

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