Geometrical and Trigonometric Optics / Edition 1

Geometrical and Trigonometric Optics / Edition 1

by Eustace L. Dereniak, Teresa D. Dereniak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521887461

ISBN-13: 9780521887465

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new and up-to-date book covers the modern geometrical aspects of optics, which is the fundamental level of understanding the technology. Beginning with how light is generated and how fast it travels, the book discusses how materials interact with light, how various materials affect the velocity of light, and the ramifications of change in the speed of light. The…  See more details below

Overview

This new and up-to-date book covers the modern geometrical aspects of optics, which is the fundamental level of understanding the technology. Beginning with how light is generated and how fast it travels, the book discusses how materials interact with light, how various materials affect the velocity of light, and the ramifications of change in the speed of light. The concept of the index of refraction, and how it is used with Snell’s law to produce image forming systems, is developed. An ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate level courses in geometrical optics, this book will also interest those wanting to learn the concepts and theory of geometrical optics. Each chapter contains worked examples, and there are exercises to reinforce the reader’s understanding of material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521887465
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
905,051
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Light propagation; 2. Reflections and refractions at optical surfaces; 3. Image formation; 4. Mirrors and prisms; 5. Curved optical surfaces; 6. Thin lenses; 7. Thick lenses; 8. Mirrors; 9. Optical apertures; 10. Paraxial ray tracing; 11. Aberrations in optical systems; 12. Real ray tracing; Appendices; Index.

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