Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light

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Elsevier, Jun 1, 2013 - Science - 836 pages
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Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light, Sixth Edition covers optical phenomenon that can be treated with Maxwell’s phenomenological theory.
The book is comprised of 14 chapters that discuss various topics about optics, such as geometrical theories, image forming instruments, and optics of metals and crystals. The text covers the elements of the theories of interference, interferometers, and diffraction. The book tackles several behaviors of light, including its diffraction when exposed to ultrasonic waves.
The selection will be most useful to researchers whose work involves understanding the behavior of light.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I BASIC PROPERTIES OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD
1
CHAPTER II ELECTROMAGNETIC POTENTIALS AND POLARIZATION
71
CHAPTER III FOUNDATIONS OF GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
109
CHAPTER IV GEOMETRICAL THEORY OF OPTICAL IMAGING
133
CHAPTER V GEOMETRICAL THEORY OF ABERRATIONS
203
CHAPTER VI IMAGEFORMING INSTRUMENTS
233
CHAPTER VII ELEMENTS OF THE THEORY OF INTERFERENCE AND INTERFEROMETERS
256
CHAPTER VIII ELEMENTS OF THE THEORY OF DIFFRACTION
370
CHAPTER X INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION WITH PARTIALLY COHERENT LIGHT
491
CHAPTER XI RIGOROUS DIFFRACTION THEORY
556
CHAPTER XII DIFFRACTION OF LIGHT BY ULTRASONIC WAVES
593
CHAPTER XIII OPTICS OF METALS
611
CHAPTER XIV OPTICS OF CRYSTALS
665
AUTHOR INDEX
779
SUBJECT INDEX
790
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CHAPTER IX THE DIFFRACTION THEORY OF ABERRATIONS
459

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Professor Wolf works at the University of Rochester, NY, USA

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