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Title

Industrial Optimization: Optimum Shape of a Lens
Author

Stefan Braun
Organization: Ingenieurbüro Stefan Braun
Description

How can the optimum shape of a lens be found? To do this a lens is built by prisms, with each prism having the height h and the widths d-i on the top and d-i+1 at the base. The optimum shape is found if the dispersion of the light rays is minimized. The dispersion, which is determined by the width of the prisms, is the basis for the objective function for the optimization problem.
Subject

*Mathematica Technology > Application Packages > Applications from Independent Developers > Industrial Optimization
Keywords

industrial optimization, mathematica application, mathematica add-on, lens, shape, prism, dispersion
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