Haija, Numan, and Freeman Publish Optics Text

Posted on 3/8/2018 9:29:55 AM

Concise Optics: Concepts, Examples, and ProblemsProfessors Ajawad Haija and M.Z. Numan, both from the Physics Department, and professor emeritus W. Larry Freeman, retired Physics faculty, have published a high-level optics text titled Concise Optics: Concepts, Examples, and Problems.

The text is a specialized senior-level text for physics, engineering, and optometry majors. From the publisher's description:

This introductory text is a reader-friendly treatment of geometrical and physical optics emphasizing problems and solved examples with detailed analysis and helpful commentary. The authors are seasoned educators with decades of experience teaching optics. Their approach is to gradually present mathematics explaining the physical concepts. It covers ray tracing to the wave nature of light, and introduces Maxwell’s equations in an organic fashion. The text then moves on to explain how to analyze simple optical systems such as spectacles for improving vision, microscopes, and telescopes, while also being exposed to contemporary research topics.