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Optics, 5th edition

  • Eugene Hecht

Published by Pearson (December 23rd 2015) - Copyright © 2016

5th edition

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A Contemporary Approach to Optics with Practical Applications and New Focused Pedagogy

Hecht Optics balances theory and instrumentation to provide you with the necessary, classical background through a lively and clear narrative.


Optics, Fifth Edition is distinguished by three core imperatives for the reader: up-to-date content in line with the ever-evolving technological advances in the Optics field; a modern approach to discourse including studies on photons, phasors, and theory; and improvements and revisions to the previous edition’s pedagogy including over one hundred new worked examples.


Table of contents

1: A Brief History

2: Wave Motion

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


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