The potential of the high speed electronic flash and the stroboscope to significantly contribute to the fields of science and technology cannot be overemphasized. Important applications for these instruments and applied techniques have been described by Dr. Harold Edgerton and elaborated upon by numerous other workers. This paper presents a summary of some of these projects. They are presented here to not only gratefully acknowledge the direct connection to Dr. Edgerton's pioneering work but also to re-emphasize the usefulness of specific electronic flash and stroboscopic analysis techniques.

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Technical Report

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


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