Learn Optics
Chapters 1 - 8

This site contains educational material concerning the study of Optics at the junior/senior college level.

W. Bruce Zimmerman, Ph.D
Indiana University South Bend

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The following is a list of current chapters and appendices:

Table of Contents      - Title Page and Table of Contents    (329 kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 1                  - Introduction
                                    Part I - Geometrical Optics
                                    Paraxial Optics - Refraction & Translation
    (496 kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 2                  - Exact Ray Tracing and Spherical Aberration    (199 kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 3                  - Aberrations - Third Order    (280 kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 4                  - Visual Instruments    (183kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 5                  - Part II - Physical or Wave Optics
                                    Complex Algebra and Harmonic Waves
    (198kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 6                  - Interference by Division of Amplitude    (166kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 7                  - Fraunhofer Diffraction    (744kB, 2008-11)

Chapter 8                  - Fresnel Diffraction    (271kB, 2008-11)

appendix A                - Evaluation of an Important Integral    (182 kB, 2000-11)

Index                         - Index of Names and Terms    (28 kB, 2008-11)