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I'm not looking forward to optics so I wanted to do some self-study, like learn the topic on my own and ask to write the final.

It's basically a first year optics course, no calculus beyond high school is really required.

My university uses the optics textbook "Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics" by Jurgen Meyer-Arendt (https://www.amazon.com/dp/013124356X/?tag=pfamazon01-20).

It really doesn't look like a riveting book.

Can you give me some recommendations for a good optics textbook that covers all the bases? i.e. geometrical and wave optics, reflection, refraction, lenses, matrix methods, aberrations, gradient index phenomena (fibre optics, interference, holography, coherence, polarisation, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction)

It's basically a first year optics course, no calculus beyond high school is really required.

My university uses the optics textbook "Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics" by Jurgen Meyer-Arendt (https://www.amazon.com/dp/013124356X/?tag=pfamazon01-20).

It really doesn't look like a riveting book.

Can you give me some recommendations for a good optics textbook that covers all the bases? i.e. geometrical and wave optics, reflection, refraction, lenses, matrix methods, aberrations, gradient index phenomena (fibre optics, interference, holography, coherence, polarisation, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction)

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