Total Magnification

  • Arlie O. Petters
  • Harold Levine
  • Joachim Wambsganss
Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 21)


This chapter investigates lower bounds on the total magnification of a lensed light source and presents a formula for magnification cross sections — that is, the areas of regions where light sources have a total magnification greater than some given amount (Problem M2).


Gravitational Lens Coarea Formula Total Magnification Lens Plane Surface Mass Density 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arlie O. Petters
    • 1
  • Harold Levine
    • 2
  • Joachim Wambsganss
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  3. 3.Astrophysikalisches Institut PotsdamUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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