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Optics (Addison-Wesley series in physics) Hardcover – Jun 1974

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  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: DA Information Services; 2nd edition (Jun. 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201028352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201028355
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 22.1 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,738,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Istvan Gergely on 4 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback

the book came in after more than 10 days as expected. Overall quality was less than expected, pretty old and highly used ('87 ed. + bent edges etc...).
Considered to send it back, but wasn't worth any additional expenses.
Finally decided to keep it.
Best regards,
I. Gergely
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Best all-around optics text since Jenkins & White! 24 Feb. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This text has the perfect mix of mathematics and amusement. Covering a very broad spectrum, Hecht gives brief historical introductions to the topics, includes the math needed for reasonable mastery of the subject, and often offers the reader a homemade experiment to demonstrate the concepts. The figures are good, as are the problems at the end of each chapter. As an optical engineer, I find myself referring to the section on Fresnel reflection often, but some of the later chapters on Fourier optics and coherence theory make fascinating and not overwhelming night reading. I recommend this text highly to undergraduate instructors and optical engineers, but perhaps the highest compliment I can give this book is that I frequently recommend it to technical people who rarely dabble in optics, but who need a readable reference on the widest variety of optics topics.
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Difficult to learn from. 24 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I used this book as an undergrad and found it difficult to learn from. I thought the book lacked enough examples and I often found myself reading a section several times and still not feeling confident that I understood it.
This is a comprehensive optics book with lots of pictures ... 8 Jun. 2015
By Jabberwocky - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a comprehensive optics book with lots of pictures. People have been critical of Hecht's historical coverage but I don't mind it. I don't really know why this edition sells comparatively less than the first edition. This book addresses a little of nonlinear optics and contemporary optics that other books have failed to do so.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Best Deal 27 Feb. 2014
By saty - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Optics by Hecht is a great book to read. I needed this book for
a course in Physical Optics.

With little repair ( applying glue to wears), book is in great shape
and looks as good as new. This is the best deal in terms of cost
compared to new book.

I am satisfied with this purchase.
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Book for school 25 Sept. 2011
By Melinda Jolley - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was the cheapest book I have ever had to buy for a college course! I ordered it the first day of class and had the book by the end of the week.
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