Optics (4th Edition) Hardcover – Aug 2 2001
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From the Back Cover
Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive,Optics, Fourth Editionhas been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in optics.
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Top Customer Reviews
The pages are thinner than the hardcover version (a little bit like the Schaum's outlines Mathematical Handbook), but I got used to it and for the price it totally worth it.
I received it 7 days after the order was placed and it arrived like it was indicated.
Most of it is well written - I found parts of some chapters confusing (as did my classmates) - however considering the complexity of the material and the amount of material included, Hecht does a great job.
It would also be good to have a list of symbols used in equations at the back of the book like some other texts have. I remember tearing throught the book looking for a definition of a symbol on more than one occasion.
Having not used another book, I can make no comparisions, but according to most people, this is the book to get.
During my study ( I do have a master in Phyyics ) I bought a ton of books. Eugen Hechts Optics is one I read front to back and understood every single concept in it. I was always pretty bad in my courses only Hecht helped me to an A. This is the book to read for linear Optics.
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I was scared it wasn't going to have anything in it for the price, but all the chapters are there! All I need for the cheapest pricePublished 18 months ago by marius thebault
Pretty terrible textbook; not sure why people consider it the best. The text is wordy, dense, and unclear. There are barely any examples, and the diagrams are antiquated. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dan de la Parra
A classic. Some dislike the sheer amount of "chattiness" in it but I love the exposition. I'm teaching a senior undergrad course out of Pedrotti^3 but find myself always... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Aaron Slepkov
its a book and it was for school. HOw could i complain about it. It came in great condition for being used.Published on Dec 30 2011 by jwatt
it is difficult to learn from. NO examples are found and I often found myself reading a section several times and still not feeling confident that I understood it.Published on July 6 2004 by a reader in this book