Optics / Edition 2

Optics / Edition 2

by Eugene Hecht, Alfred Zajac
     
 

ISBN-10: 020111609X

ISBN-13: 9780201116090

Pub. Date: 05/28/1987

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Accurate, comprehensive and precise, this revision provides students with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. Responsive to students' needs, the focus of the revision was to fine-tune the pedagogy, modernize the discourse, and update the content. The third edition continues the gradually modernizing treatment of the previous edition by imparting an…  See more details below

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Accurate, comprehensive and precise, this revision provides students with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. Responsive to students' needs, the focus of the revision was to fine-tune the pedagogy, modernize the discourse, and update the content. The third edition continues the gradually modernizing treatment of the previous edition by imparting an appreciation of the central role of atomic scattering, providing an understanding of the insightful perspective offered by the Fourier Theory, and by, from the outset, explicating the underlying quantum mechanical nature of light. Additionally, the third edition addresses all of today's significant technological advances.

As always, Hecht provides a good balance of theory and instrumentation, while providing readers with classical background. The writing style is lively and colorful, with historical anecdotes and citations, and at the request of previous edition users, Hecht has included about 125 new problems, designed primarily to develop students' analytic skills.

Features:

  • Hecht presents a current, detailed, and comprehensive coverage of optics
  • As with previous editions, the text employs a good balance of theory and instrumentation, and provides students a classical background with historical anecdotes and citations
  • Hecht has added new problems that are designed primarily to develop students' needed analytic skills

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201116090
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Series:
Physics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

1A Brief History1
2Wave Motion11
3Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light37
4The Propagation of Light85
5Geometrical Optics148
6More on Geometrical Optics247
7The Superposition of Waves285
8Polarization319
9Interference377
10Diffraction433
11Fourier Optics512
12Basics of Coherence Theory554
13Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics575
Appendix 1645
Appendix 2648
Table 1649
Solutions to Selected Problems654
Bibliography681
Index685

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