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Geometric Optics (last updated: 2014 October 7)


Chapter 1.    Reflection and Refraction

1.1Introduction
1.2Reflection at a Plane Surface
1.3Refraction at a Plane Surface
1.4Real and Apparent Depth
1.5Reflection and Refraction
1.6Refraction by a Prism
1.7The Rainbow
1.8Problem
1.9Differential Form of Snell's Law


Chapter 2.    Lens and Mirror Calculations

2.1Introduction
2.2Limitations
2.3Real and Virtual
2.4Convergence
2.5Power
2.6Magnification
2.7Examples
2.8Derivation of the Powers
2.9Derivation of Magnification
2.10Designing an Achromatic Doublet
2.11Thick Lenses
2.12The Lazy Way
2.13Exercise


Chapter 3.    Optical Instruments

3.1Introduction
3.2The Driving Mirror
3.3The Magnifying Glass
3.4Spectacle Lenses
3.5The Camera
3.6The Telescope
3.7The Microscope


Chapter 4.    Optical Aberrations

4.1Introduction
4.2Spherical Aberration
4.3Astigmatism
4.4Coma
4.5Curvature of Field
4.6Distortion



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