Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics

Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics

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Two-semester junior-level courses in physics or engineering, and two- semester graduate-level courses in optometry.

A concise, readable introduction to classical and modern optics. Designed for students interested in the scientific and engineering applications of optics and those preparing for ophthalmic professions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 013124356X
  • 9780131243569

Table of contents


1. Reflection and Refraction.

2. Thin Lenses.

3. Thick Lenses and Combinations of Lenses.

4. Mirrors.

5. Aberrations.

6. Stops and Pupils.

7. Gradient-Index, Fiber, and Integrated Optics.

8. Lens Design.

9. Optical Systems.

10. Systems Evaluation.

11. Interference.

12. Thin Films.

13. Coherence.

14. Diffraction.

15. Diffraction Gratings.

16. Light Scattering.

17. Polarization of Light.

18. Optical Data Processing.

19. Holography.

20. Light Sources and Detectors.

21. Radiometry/Photometry.

22. Absorption.

23. Lasers.

24. Relativistic Optics.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

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