Abstract

On the occasion of developing the theoretical basis for the calculation of the coefficient of quaternary spherical aberration it was suggested that it would be desirable to proceed to coefficients of still higher order for the purpose of obtaining a heuristic basis for the study of the behavior of the power series of geometrical optics. With this end in view the present paper deals with the derivation of all the relations and expressions required for the computation of the coefficient of quinary (eleventh order) spherical aberration. A complete numerical example is provided as usual. Some preliminary consideration is given to the behavior of certain power series.

© 1960 Optical Society of America

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