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

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9780080264813: Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation Interference and Diffraction of Light

The latest edition of the author's classic work in the field of Physical Optics incorporating revisions to the text and illustrations as well as references to recent contributions to the literature.
The historical introduction is followed by detailed information clearly presented on all aspects of the subject including Basic Properties of the Electromagnetic Field, Geometrical Theory of Optical Imaging, Elements of the Theory of Aberrations and the
Optics of Crystals. Reviews of previous editions: `Principles of Optics still stands out as the central source of information for any serious student or research worker of optical science.' Applied Optics `It can be recommended without reserve as the
one that every serious worker in optics should have on his bookshelf.' Optics and Laser `As a result of the rigor, completeness, and elegance in the presentation of classical optics by Born and Wolf, the Principles of Optics will very likely remain for
many more years the unsurpassed reference book for the mature, experienced, and serious optical scientist and engineer.' Circuits and Systems

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Principles of Optics is one of the classic science books of the twentieth century, and probably the most influential book in optics published in the past 40 years. The new edition is the first ever thoroughly revised and updated edition of this standard text and contains much new material. This standard work has been on the market for nearly 40 years and reprinted 16 times. The new edition will continue to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in most areas of optics.

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Principles of Optics is one of the classic science books of the twentieth century. It presents optics deductively as a system based on Maxwell's equations. It deals with those optical phenomena that can be described with the help of a continuous distribution of matter and aims at giving a complete picture of our knowledge of optics as a whole.

This standard reference continues to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers working in most areas of optics.

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