Optics, 2nd Edition
April 1986, ©1986
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Introduces classical concepts of geometrical and physical optics with rigorous connections to fundamental theories of light--Fermat's principle, Huygen's principle, and Maxwell's equations. Establishes the conventional groundwork for optical understanding, including image formation, optical instruments, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Geared to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics as well as the professional scientist.