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9th Edition - January 1, 1980
Authors: W. H. A. Fincham, M. H. Freeman
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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… Read more
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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.
ContentsPreface to Ninth Edition Preface to First Edition 1 The Propagation of Light 2 The Behavior of Light On Reaching A New Medium3 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 Films15 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 Appendices Answers to Exercises Index