## Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of LightPrinciples 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

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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 |

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CHAPTER IX THE DIFFRACTION THEORY OF ABERRATIONS | 459 |

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