Problems in Optics


  • M. Rousseau, University of Rouen, France
  • J. P. Mathieu, University of Paris, France

This collection of problems and accompanying solutions provide the reader with a full introduction to physical optics. The subject coverage is fairly traditional, with chapters on interference and diffraction, and there is a general emphasis on spectroscopy.
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Book information

  • Published: October 1973
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-016980-4


The translation from the original French is excellent and reads well...To sum up, this is an excellent book and I strongly recommend it.


Table of Contents

(partial) Table of principal physical constants. Inteference. Electromagnetic optics. Emmission and absorption. Birefringence. Diffraction. Refraction and dispersion. Quantum mechanics. Atomic and molecular spectra.