Optical Formulas Tutorial
Second Edition, 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
text cover page

CORRECTIONS TO THE FIRST PRINTING OF THE BOOK.
If they are correct in your copy then they were corrected by the time yours was printed.
Page 12
Under SCIENTIFIC NOTATION:  I have switched the movement of the decimal point to the left and the right.  The 10 x ^6 should say "Move the decimal point . . .  to the right"  and the 10x^-6 should say "Move the decimal point . . .  to the left".
Page 86
Calculator box, TYPE B calculator, has one too many ( keys.  The third and fourth keys, where there are two open parenthesis together, should have one removed.
Page 119
middle of page, in the column under "OS"
3.6^ BU should be 3.6^ BD
4.0^ BU should be 4.0^ BD
Page 131
This diagram was supposed to be the B&W version of the chart on the inside back cover.  Without it the last sentence makes no sense. 
Page 215
ANSI standards for 2005 are now official.

Typos found 2006:
Page 14
Example 1-40: 3rd and 4th lines are
= 0.974217 x 10 (to the 1st power)
= 9.742
Page 34 Example 2-26
= 3.09 + 26.32 + 1.31
= 30.72
= 31
mm
Page 37
Example 2-28 answer is =58.76 = 59
Page 55
Example 3-11, 3. second line:   The sphere power of -1.50 and the axis of 45 . . .
Example 3-11, 4. second line:   from the axis of the prescription: -1.50 + (+1.00) = - 0.50.
Page 58
Example 3-15, 3.  Cylinder amount: -0.25 - (+0.50) = -0.75
Example 3-16, 3.  Cylinder amount: 0 - (+1.75) = -1.75
Page 70 Last paragraph:
".... which can be transposed to -2.00 +2.00 x180.  The major ....."
Page 129 Diagram should be in third quadrant, not fourth.
1st line under diagram: "OS BD&I is in the third quadrant."
Last line before Note: "The answer is 5.8 prism BD&I @ 31 or 5.8 prism @ 211
Page 227 Sagittal Depth formula, under the radical there should be a squared sign for [d/2] inside the parenthesis.

Typos found 2007:
Page 217
inside the box at the bottom of the page:
  • Under "Progressive Addition Lenses" the 1.0 mm difference should read
    "1.0 mm difference from specified monocular PD"
  • Under "Non-Progressive Addition Lenses" the 2.5 mm difference should read
    "2.5 mm difference from specified binocular PD"
Page 220 Box for Mounted PAL
        prism imbalance section
                Horizontal prism
                        PRPs less than or equal to 1.0 mm from specified monocular interpupillary distance
Reference for Mounted PAL prism is 5.2.1.2
Page 220 Box for Mounted SV and multifocal
        prism imbalance section
                Horizontal prism
                        > +/- 3.37D should be > +/- 2.75D

Typos found 2008:
Page 189
Example 7-2, bottom of the page:
  • Therefore I = (M)(O) = (11)(-2.1) = -23 mm.             corrected 2012.
Page 190
Example 7-3, second line under diagram:
  =        _     1     = -0.0667 - 0.025  =  -0.0917
         -15         40

Typos found 2010:
Page 142
MONOCULAR MEASUREMENTS in INSET box at top of page:
  • Total inset = 1/2DBC - PDnear

Typos found 2014:
Page 242
Answer to question 17 is "c"


Every error or typo that I know about is either corrected or in the list above.  If you see something that you think needs to be noted or changed, please contact ellen@stoner.org  This is also true of the lectures in the links below.  I am correcting typos in the lessons as I find them or people let me know about them, so if there is an error please tell me about it.


Additional lecture material. All links below open a new browser page.
Section 1
   Math Review
Page references are to edition 1.

  • Any college level algebra textbook; or
  • Any technical math textbook; or
  • A basic algebra / trigonometry course at the local Community College
Section 2
   Theory of Light
Page references in these lessons are to both editions:
 in parenthesis is ed 1, then ed 2.
Section 3
    Lenses
Page references in these lessons are to both editions:
 in parenthesis is ed 1, then ed 2.
Section 4
    Prism -- basic
Page references in these lessons are to both editions:
 in parenthesis is ed 1, then ed 2.
Section 4
    Prism -- advanced
Use these links for ed 2 of the Formulas textbook. There are worksheets in the lessons.
    The lessons with ed 1 links have been taken down.  Use the table of contents and / or the index to find the references.

Section 5
    Surfacing and Finishing

I have no lessons to post here. If you have some that you are willing for other school's students to use for reference material, please let me know.

Section 6
    Advanced Lens Formulas

Some references are updated, some are not.
Section 7
    Image Formation

Geometrical Optics: Ray Tracing.
  1. Basic Ray tracing, Thin Lenses:
  2. Ray Tracing, Mirrors:
  3. Advanced Ray tracing: Thick lenses, Multiple Element Ray Tracing.
    Slide Presentations:

Some references are updated, some are not.


Contact Author:  ellen@stoner.org
PLEASE report any errors that you find in the textbook or lessons to me. If the error you found is not listed here then I do not know about it.