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Thoroughly updated and revised, this definitive textbook continues to be the best available resource on the theory of optics and applications in optometry, ophthalmology, and vision science. It presents a complete overview of basic topics in optics and provides a strong foundation for further learning.

• Comprehensive information on optics makes this book the definitive source on the subject.
• A bright, two-color design enhances the text and aids the reader's understanding.

• Completely updated and revised to present the latest information in the field.
• All illustrations are now highlighted with a second color to aid understanding.
• A new color plate section provides clear, excellent-quality photographs to vividly illustrate important concepts.
• More information is included on aspheric lenses, with a new chapter on aspheric lenses.
• Many new questions and exercises reinforce important points and help readers understand the material.
• The contents have been entirely reorganized for a more logical, easy-to-follow approach.
• A new glossary defines all key terms from the chapters for convenient reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750642484
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/07/2004
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The basics of light and optical surfaces
2. Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces
3. Refraction and reflection at spherical surfaces
4. Thin lenses
5. Thick lenses and systems of lenses
6. Principles of optical instruments
7. Aberrations and ray tracing
8. Non-spherical and segmented optical surfaces
9. The nature of light, light sources and detectors
10. Radiometry and photometry
11. Optical materials: interaction of light and matter
12. Interference and optical films
13. Diffraction: wavefronts and images
14. Optical design: forming a good image
15. The eye as an optical instrument
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