This e-book, Basic Optics I-II, constitutes the second phase of a proposed comprehensive book on basic concepts in optics, of which the first phase was earlier made available as Basic Optics I: Electromagnetic Theory, Ray Optics at amazon.com. All the three chapters of Basic Optics I are now included in Basic Optics I-II.
The book presents the basic concepts of electromagnetic theory - those that provide the foundations of optics - and then gives an extensive survey of concepts in ray optics, interference, and diffraction. Learn more
This is a source-book of basic concepts in physics at the high-school to graduate levels. It is highly
readable and, at the same time serious in its approach. It builds up the concepts from an elementary
level, using only high school mathematics, while being exhaustive and logically complete in presenting
these concepts. It will be a valuable volume for students and teachers in physics as also in other related
disciplines like chemistry, geology, and the various engineering subjects. Learn more