PREFACE TO VOLUME III


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PREFACE TO VOLUME III
PREFACE TO VOLUME IIIVolume III of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, addresses topics relating to vision and the eye which are applicable to, or relate to the study of optics. For reasons we do not understand fully, in recent years, there seems to have been a tendency for the optics and the vision science communities (the latter group was known in earlier times as “physiological optics”) to drift somewhat apart. Physiological optics had become a meaningful component within optics during the latter part of the nineteenth century. As but one example, we urge interested readers to read H. von Helmholtz’s masterful three-volume Handbook of Physiological Opti…
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Michael Bass: Handbook of Optics: Volume III - Vision and Vision Optics, Third Edition. PREFACE TO VOLUME III, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export