Solar concentration by curved-base fresnel lenses
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Solar concentration by curved-base fresnel lenses by Ronald M. Cosby

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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StatementRonald M. Cosby.
SeriesNASA contractor report ; NASA CR-2890, NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-2890.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15222165M

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