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  • Optical Propagation in Linear Mediaby Michael E. Thomas

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 169.99

    PART I: Background Theory and Measurement. 1. Optical Electromagnetics I. 2. Optical Electromagnetics II. 3. Spectroscopy of Matter. 4. Electrodynamics I: Macroscopic Interaction of Light and Matter. 5. Electrodynamics II: Microscopic Interaction of Light and Matter. 6. Experimental Techniques. PART II: Practical Models for Various Media. 7. Optical... more...

  • Nicole Oresme's De visione stellarum (On Seeing the Stars)by Dan Burton

    BRILL 2006; US$ 144.00

    A translation of "On Seeing the Stars", Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, in which Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve the problem of astronomy, while proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere. more...

  • The Mathematics of Geometrical and Physical Opticsby Orestes N. Stavroudis

    Wiley 2006; US$ 225.00

    In this sequel to his book, "The Optics of Rays, Wavefronts, and Caustics," Stavroudis not only covers his own research results, but also includes more recent developments. The book is divided into three parts, starting with basic mathematical concepts that are further applied in the book. Surface geometry is treated with classical mathematics, while... more...

  • Physics from Fisher Informationby B. Roy Frieden

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 100.00

    A unified derivation of physics from Fisher information, giving new insights into physical phenomena. more...

  • 1000 Solved Problems in Modern Physicsby Ahmad A. Kamal

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book basically caters to the needs of undergraduates and graduates physics students in the area of modern physics, specially particle and nuclear physics. Lecturers/tutors may use it as a resource book. The contents of the book are based on the syllabi currently used in the undergraduate courses in USA, U.K., and other countries. The book is divided... more...

  • Science from Fisher Informationby B. Roy Frieden

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 100.00

    New edition of the hugely successful Physics from Fisher Information. more...

  • The Laws of Thermodynamicsby Peter Atkins

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas or the cooling of a hot metal, to the unfolding of a thought in our minds and even the course of life itself, everything is governed by the four Laws of Thermodynamics. These laws specify the nature of 'energy' and 'temperature', and are soon revealed to reach out and define the arrow of time... more...

  • Laser Beam Scintillation with Applicationsby Larry C. Andrews; Ronald L. Phillips; Cynthia Young

    SPIE 2001; US$ 71.00

    Renewed interest in laser communication systems has sparked development of useful new analytic models. This book discusses optical scintillation and its impact on system performance in free-space optical communication and laser radar applications, with a detailed look at propagation phenomena and the role of scintillation on system behavior. Intended... more...

  • Field Guide to Geometrical Opticsby John E. Greivenkamp

    SPIE 2004; US$ 36.00

    This Field Guide derives from the treatment of geometrical optics that has evolved from both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. The development is both rigorous and complete, and it features a consistent notation and sign convention. This volume covers Gaussian imagery, paraxial optics,... more...

  • Matrix Methods for Optical Layoutby Gerhard Kloos

    SPIE 2007; US$ 47.00

    This book is intended to familiarize the reader with the method of Gaussian matrices and some related tools of optical design. The matrix method provides a means to study an optical system in the paraxial approximation. This text contains new results such as theorems on the design of variable optics, on integrating rods, on the optical layout of prism... more...