Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 February 2019

288 Pages | 161 grayscale and 3 color line drawings, and 29 grayscale and 54 color halftone figures

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198786795

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Optics f2f

From Fourier to Fresnel

Charles S. Adams and Ifan G. Hughes

  • Fundamental concepts of wave optics and propagation of light introduced at undergraduate level and taken through to research level
  • Uses recent research to present the best treatment of the topics
  • Relies on latest computer techniques to teach optics
  • Employs Fourier methods as basis for explaining light propagation, and for explaining Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction in a unified framework
  • Accompanying web page offers codes, numerical solutions to some problems, and coding projects
  • Includes 200 end-of-chapter exercises

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