Optics

Optics

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Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, Optics, Fourth Edition has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 214 x 243 x 36mm | 1,375g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0805385665
  • 9780805385663
  • 859,595

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Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, "Optics, Fourth Edition" has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.
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Table of contents

1. A Brief History.


2. Wave Motion.


UPDATED! 3. Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light.


4. The Propagation of Light.


5. Geometrical Optics.


6. More on Geometrical Optics.


7. The Superposition of Waves.


8. Polarization.


9. Interference.


10. Diffraction.


11. Fourier Optics.


12. Basics of Coherence Theory.


13. Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics.
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