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The science of vision constitutes a vast domain in which various disciplines come face to face: anatomy, physiology, medicine, physics, chemistry, psychology. Essentially, the physicist’s and optometrist’s points of view will be adopted in this volume, in which the principles of this science will be presented. The human eye will be the optical device; the retina will be the receiving apparatus for energy. Naturally, the choice of this point of view comes from the authors scientific background and does not in any way imply a metaphysical position. We do not intend to reduce vision phenomena to a pure physicochemical mechanism, but to extract from them the most data from a physics point of view, so as to limit our study. However, a minimum knowledge concerning the biological structure and functioning of the eye is obviously indispensable and will be explained as it becomes necessary.
KeywordsNodal Point Conjugate Point Object Point Principal Point Principal Plane
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