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Geometrical and Trigonometric Optics

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521887465

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  • 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.

    • Includes many example problems, and over 300 end-of-chapter exercises to assist with independent study
    • Material is characterised by a progression from the simplest concepts of optics to the more complex optical systems
    • Focuses on the geometrical treatment of optics and contains hard-to-find facts
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521887465
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 400 b/w illus. 336 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Topics - Optics
  • Authors

    Eustace L. Dereniak, University of Arizona
    Eustace L. Dereniak is a Professor of Optical Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. His research interests are in the areas of detectors for optical radiation, imaging spectrometers, and imaging polarimeter instrument development.

    Teresa D. Dereniak
    Teresa D. Dereniak received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University. Her technical experience consists of product development engineering in the biomedical field.

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