XVII. On the aberrations of compound lenses and object-glasses

@article{HerschelXVIIOT,
  title={XVII. On the aberrations of compound lenses and object-glasses},
  author={John Frederick William Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={222 - 267}
}
  • J. Herschel
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
It has not unfrequently of late been made a subject of reproach to mathematicians who have occupied themselves with the theory of the refracting telescope, that the practical benefit derived from their speculations has been by no means commensurate to the expenditure of analytical skill and labour they have called for, and that from all the abstruse researches of Clairaut, Euler, D'Alembert, and other celebrated geometers, nothing hitherto has resulted beyond a mass of complicated formul… 
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