6 July 2001 Templates for invention in the mathematical and physical sciences with applications to optics
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Some of the greatest mathematicians and scientists in history have made their most important contributions by applying unsystematically one of three general patterns or templates for inventions. Here, for the first time to my knowledge, these templates are stated explicitly and illustrated with examples from optics. I call them The Do- Nothing Machine, The Continuous Extension, The Up-Down Paradigm, and The Reversal of Fortune.
© (2001) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
H. John Caulfield, H. John Caulfield, } "Templates for invention in the mathematical and physical sciences with applications to optics", Proc. SPIE 4392, Optical Processing and Computing: A Tribute to Adolf Lohmann, (6 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432788; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432788
PROCEEDINGS
14 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top