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Statistical gravitational lensing: General considerations

  • Peter Schneider
  • Jürgen Ehlers
  • Emilio E. Falco
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

The study of isolated GL models has provided us with the basic understanding of the properties of gravitational light deflection, such as the possibility of multiple imaging of sources and the magnification and distortion of the shape of images. Detailed knowledge of the properties of simple lens models is essential for the understanding of observed lens cases. In this and the following chapter, we consider the statistical properties of an ensemble of lenses.

Keywords

Deflection Angle Source Plane Lens Plane Star Field Surface Mass Density 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schneider
    • 1
  • Jürgen Ehlers
    • 2
  • Emilio E. Falco
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationsphysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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