Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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Geometrical optics of angular stratified media

Author: R. Sedney
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 14 (1956), 225-230
MSC: Primary 78.0X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/81127
MathSciNet review: 81127
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Abstract: Some aspects of the geometrical optics of angular stratified media are considered. A similarity property of the light paths enables one to draw some general conclusions about the behaviour of light rays traversing a cone. An application to the interferometric method of observing supersonic flows shows that a conical flow test is valid including the refraction effect.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/81127
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