Optical Workshop Principles

Catalogue Number: 1822
Optical Workshop Principles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: D?V? Charles (Colonel) (Translated by Thomas L Tippell)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1943
Edition: English Translation
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Glasgow
Publisher/Manufacturer: Adam Hilger Ltd
Description Of Item: Original black cloth covers, 306 pages, 120 figures in text. Several rubber stamps for Australian Optical Company Ltd. Preface by Charles Fabry, Director General of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics
Historical Significance: The translation was made from the revised edition of 'Le travail des verres d'optique de precision'published in 1936. Deve is described in the book as honorary director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics and as a good geomatician and technican. He is credited with devising a coherent theory of optical surfacing and deducing workshop rules from it. He solved a number of problems associated with producing perfect cylindrical lenses. Maurice Paul Auguste Charles Fabry (1867 - 1945) (pictured) advised the author of this book and wrote the preface. He was a French physicist who with Henri Buisson discovered the ozone layer in 1913. In optics, he discovered an explanation for the phenomenon of interference fringes. Together with his colleague Alfred Perot he invented the Fabry-Perot interferometer In 1904 he was appointed Professor of Physics at the University of Marseille, where he spent 26 years. In 1921 Fabry was appointed Professor of General Physics at the Sorbonne and the first director of the new Institute of Optics.
How Acquired: Donated by Family of N Jack Neilson, who worked with Australian Optical Company Ltd in Melbourne in the mid 20thC
Date Acquired: March 2011
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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