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Lagrangian optics

Author: Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan; A K Ghatak; K Thyagarajan
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002.
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In geometrical optics, light propagation is analyzed in terms of light rays which define the path of propagation of light energy in the limit of the optical wavelength tending to zero. Here, the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan; A K Ghatak; K Thyagarajan
ISBN: 0792375823 9780792375821
OCLC Number: 48013197
Description: x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Fermat's Principle --
Ch. 3. The Optical Lagrangian And The Ray Equation --
Ch. 4. Ray Paths In Media With Spherical And Cylindrical Symmetry --
Ch. 5. Ray Paths In Bent Waveguides --
Ch. 6. The Optical Hamiltonian And Study Of Paraxial Lens Optics --
Ch. 7. Geometrical Theory Of Third-Order Aberrations --
Ch. 8. An Introduction To Lie Algebraic Treatment Of Optical Aberrations --
Ch. 9. An Introduction To Dynamic Programming And Applications To Optics --
App. A. Geometric Optics Approximation And The Eikonal Equation --
App. B. Fermat's Principle For A General Medium Of Arbitrary Anisotropy --
App. C. Ray Propogation And Symplectic Transformations.
Responsibility: by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Ajoy K. Ghatak, K. Thyagarajan.
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