978-1-84265-159-9 Publication Year: 2005
Pages: 375 Binding: Hard Back
About the book
Geometrical Optics in Engineering Physics provides a concise and clear presentation of modern ray theory without the need of complicated mathematics. Comprehensive coverage is given to wave problems in engineering physics, considering rays and caustics as physical objects. Implementation of Geometrical Optics is described to applied optics, to telecommunications, radar and microwave engineering, which are just a few of the fast developing engineering disciplines based on wave physics. This monograph is also relevant to the solution of wave problems that arise in plasma physics, underwater acoustics and seismic exploration.
Core elements of geometrical-optics methods • Key problems in wave engineering physics • Geometrical-optics theory for electromagnetic wave fields • Heuristic criteria for the applicability of ray optics • Complex geometrical optics, which is able to describe a number of diffraction phenomena
Preface and Acknowledgements / Introduction / The Scalar Wave Field / Applications of the Ray Methods / Electromagnetic Wave Fields / Complex Geometrical Optics / Conclusion / References / Index.