Synopses & Reviews
In the 1950s, the distinguished theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli delivered a trademark series of lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. His comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of classical and modern physics was painstakingly recorded not only by his students but also by a number of collaborators whose carefully edited transcriptions resulted in a remarkable six-volume work.
This volume, the second of the series, focusing on optics and the theory of electrons, examines geometrical optics, the theory of interference and diffraction, Maxwell's Theory, crystal optics, and molecular optics. As does each volume in the series, this book includes an index and a wealth of helpful figures, and can be read independently of the series by those who wish to focus on a particular topic.
Synopsis
Lectures by distinguished physicist examine geometrical optics, theory of interference and diffraction, Maxwell's Theory, crystal optics, and molecular optics. Peerless resource for students and professionals. Numerous helpful figures.
Synopsis
Carefully edited series of lectures by a distinguished theoretical physicist examines geometrical optics, the theory of interference and diffraction, Maxwell's Theory, crystal optics, and molecular optics. Peerless resource for students and professionals includes an index and a wealth of helpful figures.
Synopsis
Lectures by distinguished physicist examine geometrical optics, theory of interference and diffraction, Maxwell's Theory, crystal optics, and molecular optics. Peerless resource for students and professionals. Numerous helpful figures.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149) and index.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Victor F. Weisskopf
Preface by the Editor
1. Geometrical Optics
1. Fermat's principle
2. The principles of Malus and Huygens.
Laws of image formation
3. Hamilton's theory
4. Photometry
2. Theory of Interference and Diffraction
5. General kinematics of waves
6. "Refraction, reflections, interference"
7. Theory of diffraction
3. Maxwell's Theory
8. Foundations of the theory
9. Nonabsorbing media (Fresnel's formulae)
10. Absorbing media (optics of metals)
11. Standing waves
4. Crystal Optics
12. Relations for the wave normal
13. Ray variables
14. Singularities
15. Light entering and leaving crystals
5. Molecular Optics
16. Dispersion by undamped oscillators
17. Dispersion by damped oscillators
18. Scattering of light
19. Optical activity
20. Magneto-optics
Supplementary Bibliography
Appendix. Comments by the Editor
Index