An understanding of the fundamental principles of geometrical and physical optics is essential for any student engaged in the study of the visual sciences, but the non-physicist needs a text which clearly explains these notoriously difficult concepts in order to apply them to the practical and clinical aspects of vision. The new edition of Optics by Professor Freeman fulfils this requirement admirably.
Preface to the 10th Edition; Preface to the 1st Edition; The basics of light and optical surfaces; Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces; Refraction and reflection at spherical surfaces; Thin lenses; Thick lenses and systems of lenses; Principles of optical instruments; Aberrations and ray tracing; Non-spherical and segmented optical surfaces; Light sources and the nature of light; Photometry and detectors; Optical materials - interaction of light with matter; Interference and optical films; Diffraction - wavefronts and images; Optical design - forming a good image; The eye as an optical system; Answers to exercises; Index.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 24th August 1990
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