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Optics

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780805385663

ISBN10:
0805385665
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/2/2001
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley
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Summary

Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive,Optics, Fourth Editionhas been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in optics.

Table of Contents

A Brief History
1(9)
Prolegomenon
1(1)
In the Beginning
1(1)
From the Seventeenth Century
2(2)
The Nineteenth Century
4(3)
Twentieth-Century Optics
7(3)
Wave Motion
10(26)
One-Dimensional Waves
10(4)
Harmonic Waves
14(3)
Phase and Phase Velocity
17(3)
The Superposition Principle
20(1)
The Complex Representation
21(2)
Phasors and the Addition of Waves
23(1)
Plane Waves
24(3)
The Three-Dimensional Differential Wave Equation
27(1)
Spherical Waves
28(3)
Cylindrical Waves
31(5)
Problems
32(4)
Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light
36(50)
Basic Laws of Electromagnetic Theory
37(7)
Electromagnetic Waves
44(3)
Energy and Momentum
47(11)
Radiation
58(8)
Light in Bulk Matter
66(7)
The Electromagnetic-Photon Spectrum
73(7)
Quantum Field Theory
80(6)
Problems
82(4)
The Propagation of Light
86(63)
Introduction
86(1)
Rayleigh Scattering
86(9)
Reflection
95(5)
Refraction
100(6)
Fermat's Principle
106(5)
The Electromagnetic Approach
111(11)
Total Internal Reflection
122(5)
Optical Properties of Metals
127(4)
Familiar Aspects of the Interaction of Light and Matter
131(5)
The Stokes Treatment of Reflection and Refraction
136(1)
Photons, Waves, and Probability
137(12)
Problems
141(8)
Geometrical Optics
149(94)
Introductory Remarks
149(1)
Lenses
150(21)
Stops
171(4)
Mirrors
175(11)
Prisms
186(7)
Fiberoptics
193(8)
Optical Systems
201(25)
Wavefront Shaping
226(5)
Gravitational Lensing
231(12)
Problems
234(9)
More on Geometrical Optics
243(38)
Thick Lenses and Lens Systems
243(3)
Analytical Ray Tracing
246(7)
Aberrations
253(20)
GRIN Systems
273(3)
Concluding Remarks
276(5)
Problems
277(4)
The Superposition of Waves
281(44)
The Addition of Waves of the Same Frequency
282(12)
The Addition of Waves of Different Frequency
294(8)
Anharmonic Periodic Waves
302(6)
Nonperiodic Waves
308(17)
Problems
320(5)
Polarization
325(60)
The Nature of Polarized Light
325(6)
Polarizers
331(2)
Dichroism
333(3)
Birefringence
336(8)
Scattering and Polarization
344(4)
Polarization by Reflection
348(4)
Retarders
352(5)
Circular Polarizers
357(1)
Polarization of Polychromatic Light
358(2)
Optical Activity
360(5)
Induced Optical Effects---Optical Modulators
365(5)
Liquid Crystals
370(2)
A Mathematical Description of Polarization
372(13)
Problems
379(6)
Interference
385(58)
General Considerations
386(4)
Conditions for Interference
390(3)
Wavefront-splitting Interferometers
393(7)
Amplitude-splitting Interferometers
400(14)
Types and Localization of Interference Fringes
414(2)
Multiple-Beam Interference
416(9)
Applications of Single and Multilayer Films
425(6)
Applications of Interferometry
431(12)
Problems
438(5)
Diffraction
443(76)
Preliminary Considerations
443(9)
Fraunhofer Diffraction
452(33)
Fresnel Diffraction
485(25)
Kirchhoff's Scalar Diffraction Theory
510(2)
Boundary Diffraction Waves
512(7)
Problems
514(5)
Fourier Optics
519(41)
Introduction
519(1)
Fourier Transforms
519(10)
Optical Applications
529(31)
Problems
556(4)
Basics of Coherence Theory
560(21)
Introduction
560(2)
Visibility
562(4)
The Mutual Coherence Function and the Degree of Coherence
566(7)
Coherence and Stellar Interferometry
573(8)
Problems
578(3)
Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics
581(68)
Lasers and Laserlight
581(25)
Imagery---The Spatial Distribution of Optical Information
606(17)
Holography
623(16)
Nonlinear Optics
639(10)
Problems
644(5)
Appendix 1 649(3)
Appendix 2 652(1)
Table 1 653(5)
Solutions to Selected Problems 658(27)
Bibliography 685(4)
Index 689


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