Optics - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780407934221, 9781483103228


9th Edition

Authors: W. H. A. Fincham M. H. Freeman
eBook ISBN: 9781483103228
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th September 1980
Page Count: 506
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Optics: Ninth Edition
Optics: Ninth 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


Preface to Ninth Edition

Preface to First Edition

1 The Propagation of Light

2 The Behavior of Light On Reaching A New Medium

3 Reflection at A Plane Surface

4 Refraction And Internal Reflection At A Plane Surface—Prisms and Optical Fibers

5 Curvature: Refraction at A Curved Surface

6 The Thin Lens

7 Reflection at Curved Surfaces

8 Cylindrical and Spherocylindrical Lenses

9 Lens Systems and Thick Lenses—Elementary

10 The Principles of Optical Instruments

11 Photometry

12 The Nature of Light

13 Dispersion and Color—Optical Materials

14 Interference and Optical Films

15 Diffraction and Holography

16 Polarization

17 The Effects of Limitation Of Beams in Optical Systems

18 Aberrations and Image Quality

19 Lens Systems—General

20 The Eye As an Optical Instrument


Answers to Exercises



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