Introductory University Optics / Edition 1

Introductory University Optics / Edition 1

by John H. Beynon, J.H. Beynon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132108240

ISBN-13: 9780132108249

Pub. Date: 05/29/1996

Publisher: Pearson Education

Assuming little prior knowledge of physics and minimal mathematics, this book presents a complete introductory course on classical optics, as well as many of the latest advances.Presents a history of the evolution of the theory of optics, from Newton's corpuscular theory and Huygens' wave theory, to the critical contributions of Young, Fresnel, Maxwell, and finally…  See more details below

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Assuming little prior knowledge of physics and minimal mathematics, this book presents a complete introductory course on classical optics, as well as many of the latest advances.Presents a history of the evolution of the theory of optics, from Newton's corpuscular theory and Huygens' wave theory, to the critical contributions of Young, Fresnel, Maxwell, and finally Planck and Einstein. Introduces fundamental concepts of optics, including the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, and refraction at both plane and curved surfaces. Explains wave motion, interference, and diffraction. Shows how the concepts of optics can be used in technologies such as lasers and optical fiber.Both physics degree students and interdisciplinary students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132108249
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/29/1996
Series:
Prentice Hall International Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Basic facts about light1
2Straight-line properties of light I: Reflection14
3Straight-line properties of light II: Refraction at plane surfaces30
4Straight-line properties of light III: Refraction at curved surfaces: the lens56
5Basic concepts concerning wave-motion86
6Two-beam interference of lightwaves116
7Fraunhofer diffraction158
8Polarization191
9Lasers and optical fibers227
10Optical imaging: a different perspective250
Bibliography279
Index281

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