Airy

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Airy may refer to:

  • Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892), British Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881, for whom the following features, phenomena, and theories are named:
    • Airy (lunar crater)
    • Airy (Martian crater)
    • Airy-0, a smaller crater within the previous one on Mars, and which defines the prime meridian of the planet
    • Airy wave theory, a linear theory describing the propagation of "gravity waves" on the surface of a fluid
    • Airy disk, a diffraction pattern in optics
    • Airy beam, a non-spreading, transversely accelerating optical wavepacket
    • Airy function, a mathematical function
    • Airy points, support points chosen to minimize the distortion of the length of a physical standard (such as the International Prototype Meter)
  • Anna Airy (1882–1964), British artist

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