Written for scientists and engineers in all fields who need to understand the design and use of optical and optoelectronic instruments, ranging from simple to sophisticated. DLC: Geometrical optics.
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Why another book on geometrical optics when there are so many already available?
The principal reason is that the teaching of geometrical optics, both elementary and advanced, needs to be modernized.
Two recent developments have made this possible. The first is the ready availability of information on the use of matrices. Ray tracing can be made simple through the use of 2 x 2 matrices, a method developed many years ago in England independently by R. A. Sampson and by T. Smith.
Their ideas were made known by W. Brouwer in his published lecture notes, "Matrix Methods in Optical Instrument Design," W.A. Benjamin (1964). The second big change in optics education involves the use of personal computers; the programs given here will eliminate much of the complicated algebra in traditional courses. The amount of physics used is minimal: just Snell's law, Huygens' principle, and some wave theory. The emphasis is on geometry and the associated calculations. Another area that needed improvement in teaching is Fourier optics.
Here, unfortunately, there is no simplifying tool like matrices. Instead, it has become possible to eliminate many of the advanced topics in Fourier analysis and achieve a useful presentation again by taking advantage of the power of programming. It should also be pointed out that there are a moderate number of misconceptions about aberration theory in many of the well-known optics texts, and I have explained these in some detail.
It is my hope that this book will encourage the use of new ways to study advanced geometrical optics so that it can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Allen Nussbaum Minneapolis, MN
Geometrical optics is an exceptionally useful approach to designing optical systems, but there have been few up-to-date treatments of the subject. This book modernizes geometrical optics to reflect advances in matrices, Fourier analysis, and other areas.The book begins by introducing the fundamentals of paraxial matrix optics, non-paraxial meridional optics, and non-paraxial skew optics. It presents detailed coverage of conic aspheric surfaces, including parabolic mirrors and plano-hyperbolic lenses. The book contains up-to-date, exceptionally careful coverage of aberration theory. It introduces wave optics, including the classical wave equation; Huygens' principle; diffraction gratings, apodization and spatial filtering. Two chapters apply modern programming techniques to Fourier analysis and optics, making it possible to use these tools without an extensive mathematical background.For electrical engineers and students who may be called upon to design real-world optical systems.
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Descripción Prentice Hall. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0139010424 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3020902
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Descripción Prentice Hall, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0139010424
Descripción Prentice Hall, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0139010424
Descripción Prentice Hall, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 139010424