The Theory of Optical Instruments

    Abstract

    HAPPENING not long ago to meet a German friend well posted up in physical literature, the present writer inquired whether any of the year's publications were specially worth getting and reading. The answer was a doubtful “No,” and then “Oh, yes—Czapski's ‘Theory of Optical Instruments.’” This was high praise, but not unmerited. For although the book will not appeal to a large circle of readers, it will soon become indispensable to all who are interested in the investigation of the merits and defects of optical systems, or who are concerned in turning out high-class optical work.

    Theorie der Optischen Instrumente (nach Abbe).

    Von Dr. Siegfried Czapski. (Breslau: Eduard Trewendt, 1893.)

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