An understanding of the fundamental principles of geometrical and physical optics is essential for any student engaged in the study of the visual sciences, but the non-physicist needs a text which clearly explains these notoriously difficult concepts in order to apply them to the practical and clinical aspects of vision. Optics by Freeman and Hull fulfils this requirement admirably.
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2. Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces
3. Refraction and reflection at spherical surfaces
4. Thin lenses
5. Thick lenses and systems of lenses
6. Principles of optical instruments
7. Aberrations and ray tracing
8. Non-spherical and segmented optical surfaces
9. The nature of light, light sources and detectors
10. Radiometry and photometry
11. Optical materials: interaction of light and matter
12. Interference and optical films
13. Diffraction: wavefronts and images
14. Optical design: forming a good image
15. The eye as an optical instrument
Answers to exercises
Hull, Christopher Senior Lecturer, Departent of Optometry and Vision Science, City University, London.