PREFACE TO VOLUME I


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PREFACE TO VOLUME I
PREFACE TO VOLUME IThe third edition of the Handbook of Optics has been completely reorganized, expanded, and updated. The four volumes of the second edition grew to five in the current edition. Each volume is divided into parts, where each part, sometimes referred to as a section, consists of several chapters related to a certain topic. Volumes I and II are devoted primarily to the basic concepts of optics and optical phenomena, sometimes called classical optics. Volume I starts with geometrical optics and continues with physical optics. This includes interference, diffraction, coherence theory, and scattering. A new chapter on tools and applications of coherence theory has been adde…
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Michael Bass: Handbook of Optics: Volume I - Geometrical and Physical Optics, Polarized Light, Components and Instruments, Third Edition. PREFACE TO VOLUME I, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export