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I Recommend a book for Optical physics

  1. May 24, 2017 #1
    Hello,

    Can someone recommend a book for Optical physics? I am keen to learn rigorously some fundamental aspects of light passing through various mediums (lens). I want to understand terms such as focus, blur, aberrations etc.

    -Ranga
     
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  3. May 24, 2017 #2

    Drakkith

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    What is your current education level and background?
     
  4. May 24, 2017 #3
    Hi,

    I have a Bachelor's in Mech. and I am a Mechanical engineer. I am good at Maths. I can visualize calculus very well. Let me know if you need more information?

    -Ranga
     
  5. May 24, 2017 #4

    Drakkith

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    Well, you could try Modern Optical Engineering, by Warren J. Smith.
    It's the recommended textbook for my Geometrical Optics class and should cover everything you've asked for.
     
  6. May 24, 2017 #5
    Hecht - optics

    I've been using this book for my optics module at university. So I think it will suit you.
     
  7. May 24, 2017 #6
    Thank you.
     
  8. May 25, 2017 #7
    Born & Wolf "Principles of Optics". The classic with free download.
     
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