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Introduction to Geometrical Optics

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"This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of teaching Geometrical Optics. The volume is organised such that the single spherical refracting surface is the basic optical element. Spherical mirrors are treated as special cases of refraction, with the same applicable equations. Thin lens equations follow as combinations of spherical refracting surfaces while the cardinal points of the thick lens make it equivalent to a thin lens. Ultimately, one set of vergence equations are applicable to all these elements." "The chapters are devoted to in-depth treatments of stops, pupils and ports; magnifiers, microscopes, telescopes, and camera lenses; ophthalmic instruments; resolving power and MTF; trigonometric ray tracing; and chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. There are over 100 worked examples, 400 homework problems and 400 illustrations." Readership: Graduate students, researchers, lecturers and practitioners of optometry and ophthalmology, optomechanical & opto-electronic engineers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812382023
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Light
Reflection at Plane Mirrors
Refraction of Light
Refraction by Planes, Plates and Prisms
Paraxial Refraction at Planes, Plates and Prisms
Refraction and Reflection at Spherical Surfaces
Thin Lenses
Rotationally Symmetrical Systems
Astigmatic Lenses
Thick Lens Systems v
Stops, Pupils and Ports
Numerical Aperture, f-Number and Resolution
Magnifiers and Microscopes
Telescopes
Cameras and Projectors
Ophthalmic Instruments
Dispersion and Chromatic Aberration
Trigonometric Ray Tracing
Monochromatic Aberrations
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