Geometric, Physical, and Visual Optics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750672627

Geometric, Physical, and Visual Optics

2nd Edition

Author: Michael Keating
Paperback ISBN: 9780750672627
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th November 2001
Page Count: 632

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  • Fundamental text for an optometric curriculum, a student studying for the optometry boards, or a person interested in optics and vision * Uses the vergence-dioptric power-wavefront approach from the beginning * Emphasizes conceptual understanding and development of intuition

Table of Contents

Optics, Light, and Vision; The Geometric Behavior Of Light; Optical Objects and Images; Thin Lenses and Ray Diagrams; Thin Lens Equations; Thin Lens Eye Models; Single Spherical Refracting Interfaces; Plane Refracting Interfaces and Reduced Systems; Lenses Revisited; Astigmatism: On Axis; Prisms; Prism Properties Of Lenses; Prism and Dioptric Power In Off-Axis Meridians; Reflection; The Gauss System; System Matrices; Angular Magnification; Spectacle Magnification and Relative Spectacle Magnification; Stops and Related Effects; Aberrations; Waves and Superposition; Diffraction; Scattering, Absorption, Dispersion, and Polarization; Emission, Absorption, Photons, and Lasers; Spatial Distribution Of Optical Information; Appendix A: Trigonometry Review; Appendix B: Basic Matrix Algebra


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About the Author

Michael Keating

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI