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In interferometry, what is the origin of the name “Airy function”?

In interferometry, what is the origin of the name “Airy function”?

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Vikas TU
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one year ago
The Airy function is named after the British astronomer and physicist George Biddell Airy (1801–1892), who encountered it in his early study of optics in physics (Airy 1838). The notation Ai(x) was introduced by Harold Jeffreys.

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