Demonstrational Optics

Part 1: Wave and Geometrical Optics

  • Oleg Marchenko
  • Sergei Kazantsev
  • Laurentius Windholz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 1-16
  3. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 17-70
  4. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 71-99
  5. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 101-161
  6. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 163-218
  7. Oleg Marchenko, Sergei Kazantsev, Laurentius Windholz
    Pages 219-287
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-292

About this book

Introduction

Demonstrational Optics presents a new didactical approach to the study of optics. Emphasizing the importance of elaborate new experimental demonstrations, pictorial illustrations, computer simulations and models of optical phenomena in order to ensure a deeper understanding of the general and statistical optics. It includes problems focused on the pragmatic needs of students, secondary school teachers, university professors and optical engineers.

This volume aims to present improved teaching methods and practical explanations of optical phenomena. An important feature is the inclusion of elaborate pictorial approach to explaining optical phenomena in parallel to a general mathematical description. The modern approach developed here is also used to illustrate many basic phenomena, complimenting the existing literature.

The volume contains a valuable compendium of optical experiments for university, college and senior-school physics teachers. Experiments and modern computer simulations are described within the volume in sufficient detail to allow successful reproduction in a classroom or lecture theatre.

Keywords

Atom Dispersion Evanescent wave Faraday effect Kerr effect Prism Wave plate birefringence electromagnetism magnetism optical activity optics relativity spectroscopy transparency

Authors and affiliations

  • Oleg Marchenko
    • 1
  • Sergei Kazantsev
    • 2
  • Laurentius Windholz
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance
  3. 3.Technical University of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8925-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4723-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8925-3
  • About this book