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Title: Simulations of Gravitational Lensing, and Other Lensing Systems
Authors: Guerra, Louis S.
Advisors: Burrows, Adam S.
Contributors: Marlow, Daniel R.
Department: Physics
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: I discuss the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, starting with fundamental principles of light and lenses and moving on to the necessary tools of General Relativity. Along the way, I stress the connections between these gravitational lenses, classical lenses, and atmospheric refraction. My motivation is to use the relevant equations to write a computer program to simulate these lensing effects. The general algorithm for this program is explained, and its results are qualitatively analyzed and checked against existing programs.
Extent: 38 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Physics, 1936-2017

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