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Ray optics, Fermat's principle, and applications to general relativity

Author: Volker Perlick
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000.
Series: Lecture notes in physics., New series m,, Monographs ;, m61.
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This book is about the mathematical theory of light propagation in media on general-relativistic spacetimes. The first part discusses the transition from Maxwell's equations to ray optics. The second part establishes a general mathematical framework for treating ray optics as a theory in its own right, making extensive use of the Hamiltonian formalism. This part also includes a detailed discussion of variational  Read more...
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Perlick, Volker, 1956-
Ray optics, Fermat's principle, and applications to general relativity.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000
(DLC) 99089303
(OCoLC)43069138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Perlick
ISBN: 9783540466628 3540466622
OCLC Number: 50548657
Description: 1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: I. From Maxwell's Equations to Ray Optics: Introduction. Light Propagation in Linear Dielectric and Permeable Media --
Light Propagation in Other Kinds of Media --
II. A Mathematical Framework for Ray Optics: Introduction. Ray-Optical Structures on Arbitrary Manifolds. Ray-Optical Structures on Lorentzian Manifolds. Variational Principles for Rays --
Applications --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Lecture notes in physics., New series m,, Monographs ;, m61.
Responsibility: Volker Perlick.

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This text on relativistic ray optics covers such topics as: light propagation in linear dielectric and permeable media; ray-optical structures on arbitrary manifolds; ray-optical structures on  Read more...

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