8th Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Authors: W. H. A. Fincham, M. H. Freeman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103235

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Optics: Eighth Edition covers the work necessary for the specialization in such subjects as ophthalmic optics, optical instruments and lens design. The text includes topics such as the propagation and behavior of light; reflection and refraction - their laws and how different media affect them; lenses - thick and thin, cylindrical and subcylindrical; photometry; dispersion and color; interference; and polarization. Also included are topics such as diffraction and holography; the limitation of beams in optical systems and its effects; and lens systems. The book is recommended for engineering students who are in need of an introduction to the subject and the mathematics involved in it.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Preface to Eighth Edition

    Preface to First Edition

    I. The Propagation of Light

    II. The Behavior of Light On Reaching A New Medium

    III. Reflection at A Plane Surface

    IV. Refraction at A Plane Surface

    V. Curvature: Refraction at A Curved Surface

    VI. The Thin Lens

    VII. Reflection at Curved Surfaces

    VIII. Cylindrical and Sphero-Cylindrical Lenses

    IX. Lens Systems and Thick Lenses-Elementary

    X. The Principles of Optical Instruments

    XI. Photometry

    XII. The Nature of Light

    XIII. Dispersion and Color

    XIV. Interference and Optical Films

    XV. Diffraction and Holography

    XVI. Polarization

    XVII. The Effects of Limitation of Beams in Optical Systems

    XVIII. Aberrations

    XIX. Lens Systems-General


    Answers to Exercises


Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103235

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W. H. A. Fincham

M. H. Freeman

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