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Optics - 4th edition

Optics - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780805385663

ISBN10: 0805385665

Optics by Eugene Hecht - ISBN 9780805385663
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
International: No
Optics by Eugene Hecht - ISBN 9780805385663

ISBN13: 9780805385663

ISBN10: 0805385665

Edition: 4TH 02

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Accurate, authoritative, and comprehensive, Optics, Fourth Edition has been revised to provide students with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this text provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.

  • NEW AND UPDATED! New illustrations and photos, as well as revised art, are included throughout enhancing the already outstanding visual pedagogy of this textbook.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 3 Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light has been fully revised and updated to reflect advances in the field.
  • REVISED! The instructor's solution manual now includes all of the answers that are not in the back of the book and has a new and improved design.
  • The text employs a careful balance of theory and instrumentation and provides students with the necessary classical background.
  • Coherence is introduced early on in the text and leads immediately into a discussion of Young's Experiments. To underscore the quantum mechanical nature of interference, many optical interference photos are accompanied by equivalent material particle fringe patterns.
  • Complete solutions to many problems are included at the back of the text providing an invaluable study aide for students

Author Bio

Hecht, Eugene : Adelphi University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History.

2. Wave Motion.

UPDATED! 3. Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light.

4. The Propagation of Light.

5. Geometrical Optics.

6. More on Geometrical Optics.

7. The Superposition of Waves.

8. Polarization.

9. Interference.

10. Diffraction.

11. Fourier Optics.

12. Basics of Coherence Theory.

13. Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics.

Other Editions of Optics

Optics by Eugene Hecht - ISBN 9780133977226
Optics by Eugene Hecht - ISBN 9780201838879