Optics for Technology Students

Optics for Technology Students

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For courses in Electrical Technology, Fiber Optics, and Fiber Optic Communications.This comprehensive introduction for the pre-calculus student presents the fundamentals of optics for those with little or no prior training in the subject. The book's accessible format requires a foundation in only algebra and geometry and presents the applications and physics of optics principles as geometrical optics and the wave motion for light.
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  • Hardback | 362 pages
  • 182.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130112941
  • 9780130112941

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Requiring only algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and mechanical drawing, this applied text uses standard terminology to present the fundamental principles of optics at a level appropriate for college students studying engineering technologies or other similar disciplines. The implications of optics are also covered in order to describe how various instruments function.The primary objective of this text is to present the fundamental concepts of optics to readers having little or no prior training in the subject. Wherever it seemed appropriate, the concepts have been more rigorously presented in order to make understanding more complete.The secondary aim of the text is to encourage the use of personal computers and inexpensive programmable calculators to relieve the student of much of the drudgery of repetitive calculations when seeking solutions for the complicated algebraic equations used in optics. This will enable the mindset of the students to go immediately from input parameters to the results, thereby enhancing the learning process.
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Table of contents

Preface. 1. Light. 2. Glass. 3. Reflection. 4. Refraction. 5. Prisms and Plates. 6. The Thin Lens. 7. The Thick Lens. 8. Lens Aberrations. 9. Lens Combinations. 10. Ray Tracing. 11. The Human Eye. 12. Representative Instruments. 13. Lasers and Coherent Light. 14. Optical Fibers. 15. Fiber Feeders and Detectors. 16. Diffraction and Interference. 17. Lens Testing. 18. Mechanical Design. 19. Optical Tooling. Bibliography. Appendix A. nd Versus Specific Gravity. Appendix B. Graph of nd Versus nd from Glass Catalog. Appendix C. Catalog Data for BK1 Glass. Appendix D. Light Absorption in Glass. Appendix E. Tutorial for Points- Slopes- Circles. Appendix F. The Barlow Lens Calculations. Appendix G. A Presentation of Optical System Design Data. Appendix H. Determining Sagittal Heights. Appendix I. The Greek Alphabet. Appendix J. Optics Equations. Glossary. Index.
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