# Principles of Optics (Hardcover)

## Born, M.

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### ISBN-13: 9780521642224

### CAMBRIDGE

Diciembre / 1999

7ª Edición

Inglés

951 pags

1300 gr

18 x 26 x 4 cm

**Description**

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. Among the new material is a section on the CAT scan (computed
axial tomography), which has revolutionised medical diagnostics. The book also
includes a new chapter on scattering from inhomogeneous media and presents an
account of the principles of diffraction tomography to which Emil Wolf has made
a basic contribution. Other new topics include interference with broad-band
light, a section on the so-called Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction theory and
several new appendices. The new edition of this standard reference will continue
to be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers
working in most areas of optics.

**Chapter Contents**

Historical introduction; 1. Basic properties of the electromagnetic field; 2.
Electromagnetic potentials and polarization; 3. Foundations of geometrical optics;
4. Geometrical theory of optical imaging; 5. Geometrical theory of aberrations;
6. Image-forming instruments; 7. Elements of the theory of interference and
interferometers; 8. Elements of the theory of diffraction; 9. The diffraction
theory of aberrations; 10. Interference and diffraction with partially coherent
light; 11. Rigorous diffraction theory; 12. Diffraction of light by ultrasonic
waves; 13. Scattering from inhomogeneous media; 14. Optics of metals; 15. Optics
of crystals; Appendix 1. The calculus of variations; Appendix 2. Light optics,
electron optics and wave mechanics; Appendix 3. Asymptotic approximation to
integrals; Appendix 4. The Dirac delta function; Appendix 5. A mathematical
lemma used in rigorous derivation of the Lorentz-Lorentz formula; Appendix 6.
Propagation of discontinuities in an electromagnetic field; Appendix 7. The
circle polynomials of Zernike; Appendix 8. Proof of an inequality for the spectral
degree of coherence; Appendix 9. Proof of a reciprocity inequality; Appendix
10. Evaluation of two integrals; Appendix 11. Energy conservation in scalar
wavefields; Appendix 12. Proof of Jones� lemma; Author index; Subject index.

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