Optics

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Pearson Education, Incorporated, 2017 - Science - 714 pages

KEY BENEFIT:Hecht Optics balances theory and instrumentation and provides students with the necessary classical background through a lively and clear narrative.

Optics, Fifth Edition is distinguished by three core imperatives: 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.

Key Topics: A Brief History; Wave Motion; Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light;The Propagation of Light; Geometrical Optics; More on Geometrical Optics; The Superposition of Waves; Polarization; Interference; Diffraction; Fourier Optics; Basics of Coherence Theory; Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics

MARKET: For anyone interested in Optics.

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I had a course on Optics in my first year in University with this book. The book has lots of examples and is very “wordy”. I suspect the author hoped to make it a reference as well as a study book ... Read full review

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I loathed this book when I was an undergraduate student, more so than any textbook I've ever encountered before or since. And what do you know? Reading it again, sixteen years later, I loathe it just ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Gene Hecht is a professor of physics at Adelphi University and author of a number of books including three on American ceramics and seven on physics. His main interests are the history of ideas and the elucidation of the basic concepts of physics. He spends most of his time teaching, studying physics, and training for his fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

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