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26 July 1985 Trade-Offs In Optical System Design
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Proceedings Volume 0531, Geometrical Optics; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946508
Event: 1985 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1985, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The word trade-off, though in common usage in most engineering fields today, is fairly new in the American language. At least it does not appear in my 1964 dictionary, but it does appear in my 1977 dictionary. It is surmised, therefore, that it must have its origins in either high technology or international diplomacy. In either event, we find that it fits what we've been doing in optical system design for many years. What do we mean by trade-off? It is a balancing of factors or conditions all of which are not attainable at the same time.
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William H. Price "Trade-Offs In Optical System Design", Proc. SPIE 0531, Geometrical Optics, (26 July 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946508
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