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Standards and terminology

Robert E. Parks

This month we will try to stand back and look at the optical standardization forest instead of the trees that we have been addressing for so many months. One of the areas that keeps cropping up as we discuss trees is the matter of terminology. In our own field we generally understand the jargon and do not give a second thought when we write down such terms as "angular magnification" or "diopter."

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Publish Date: 01 April 1987


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