Table of contents for Principles of optics : electromagnetic theory of propagation, interference and diffraction of light / Max Born and Emil Wolf ; with contributions by A.B. Bhatia ... [et al.].


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Historical introduction
1. Basic properties of the electromagnetic field
2. Electromagnetic potentials and polarization
3. Foundations of geometrical optics
4. Geometrical theory of optical imaging
5. Geometrical theory of aberrations
6. Image-forming instruments
7. Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers
8. Elements of the theory of diffraction
9. The diffraction theory of aberrations
10. Interference and diffraction with partially coherent light
11. Rigorous diffraction theory
12. Diffraction of light by ultrasonic waves
13. Scattering from inhomogeneous media
14. Optics of metals
15. Optics of crystals
Appendix 1. The calculus of variations
Appendix 2. Light optics, electron optics and wave mechanics
Appendix 3. Asymptotic approximation to integrals
Appendix 4. The Dirac delta function
Appendix 5. A mathematical lemma used in rigorous derivation of the Lorentz-Lorentz formula
Appendix 6. Propagation of discontinuities in an electromagnetic field
Appendix 7. The circle polynomials of Zernike
Appendix 8. Proof of an inequality for the spectral degree of coherence
Appendix 9. Proof of a reciprocity inequality
Appendix 10. Evaluation of two integrals
Appendix 11. Energy conservation in scalar wavefields
Appendix 12. Proof of Jones' lemma
Author index
Subject index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Optics