9th Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Authors: W. H. A. Fincham, M. H. Freeman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103228

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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

  • 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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103228

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W. H. A. Fincham

M. H. Freeman

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