Remarks on the Gaussian formula for refraction at a single spherical interface
Authors: Greco V., Molesini G., Quercioli F.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The derivation of the Gaussian formula for refraction at a single spherical surface is reviewed. The equivalence of different approaches is discussed, as well as the procedures along with which the first-order approximation is introduced. Critical steps in the mathematical treatment are pointed out.
Journal/Review: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
Volume: 60 (2) Pages from: 131 to: 135
KeyWords: geometrical optics; refraction; educationDOI: 10.1119/1.16930Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-11-26References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here