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Lens Design Fundamentals, 2nd Edition by R. Barry Johnson, Rudolf Kingslake

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A Special Tribute to Rudolf Kingslake

Brian J. Thompson, Provost Emeritus, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Rudolf Kingslake's very first paper, written when a student at Imperial College London, was coauthored by L. C. Martin, a faculty member. The paper, “The Measurement of Chromatic Aberration on the Hilger Lens Testing Interferometer,” was received 14 February 1924 and read and discussed 13 March 1924. Immediately following it was a paper by Miss H. G. Conrady, listed as a research scholar since she had already graduated in 1923. Miss Conrady's paper was entitled “Study and Significance of the Foucault Knife-Edge Test When Applied to Refracting Systems” (received 21 February 1924; read and discussed 13 March 1924).

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