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Re: Optics

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  • Subject: [mg1187] Re: Optics
  • From: IANC (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 01:32:44 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.

In article <3pjl3c$7h0 at>, Jack Goldberg
<jackgold at> wrote:

> Hi Group;
> Does anyone have a reference using Mma to study ray tracing 
> in Optics?  Actually, any reference to the combination of Optics and Mma 
> would be helpful.
> Jack

Searching MathSource, Wolfram Research's electronic library 
of Mathematica materials, using "optics" as a keyword
returns the following items:

0207-605: A Notebook About Optica 
0205-131: Caustic Calculations 
0204-343: Lens Lab---A Demonstration of Lens Ray-Tracing 
                     with Mathematica 

Optica is a geometric ray-tracing package, developed by 
Donald Barnhart who also wrote LensLab, which is available 
from Wolfram Research (call 1-800-441-6284 in the US or 
send email to info at Further details about Optica 
are also available on Wolfram Research's World Wide Web 
pages. Point your Web browser to

MathSource is accessible by email (mathsource at, by
anonymous ftp/gopher (, and by World Wide
Web (

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Technical Sales Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
tel:(217)-398-0700     fax:(217)-398-0747      ianc at
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