Geometric, Physical, and Visual Optics, 2nd Edition

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Geometric, Physical, and Visual Optics, 2nd Edition


* Fundamental text for an optometric curriculum, a student studying for the optometry boards, or a person interested in optics and vision * Uses the vergence-dioptric power-wavefront approach from the beginning * Emphasizes conceptual understanding and development of intuition
Optics, Light, and Vision; The Geometric Behavior Of Light; Optical Objects and Images; Thin Lenses and Ray Diagrams; Thin Lens Equations; Thin Lens Eye Models; Single Spherical Refracting Interfaces; Plane Refracting Interfaces and Reduced Systems; Lenses Revisited; Astigmatism: On Axis; Prisms; Prism Properties Of Lenses; Prism and Dioptric Power In Off-Axis Meridians; Reflection; The Gauss System; System Matrices; Angular Magnification; Spectacle Magnification and Relative Spectacle Magnification; Stops and Related Effects; Aberrations; Waves and Superposition; Diffraction; Scattering, Absorption, Dispersion, and Polarization; Emission, Absorption, Photons, and Lasers; Spatial Distribution Of Optical Information; Appendix A: Trigonometry Review; Appendix B: Basic Matrix Algebra
Michael P. Keating, PhD, Professor, Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
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