The adaptive optical systems in modern astronomical telescopes compensate for atmospheric distortion by using deformable mirrors.
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fore proportional to the velocities of the joints in some imagined motion of the deformable frame through its actual configuration; this is really (it may be remarked) a reversion to the original notion of virtual velocities.
Statics of Inextensible Chains.The theory of bodies or structures which are deformable in their smallest parts belongs properly to elasticity.
In the calculation median seeing conditions are assumed, the zenith angle is zero, and the deformable mirror is conjugate to 6.5 km.