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by Eugene Hecht


The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background.

The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. As a near adolescent I was pleased by expert writing and well delivered humor in those far off years of college life.

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There are multiple example problems that are well discussed in each chapter on the main topics. When the teacher references a certain page during class or says work homework problem X, the last thing I want to do is look around and try to figure out if I am looking at the right thing.

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Hecht Optics balances theory and instrumentation to provide you with the necessary, classical background through a lively and clear narrative.

It will appeal to a wide audience of optics, physics and electrical and electronic engineering students, as well as practitioners in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry.

Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, Optics, Fourth Edition has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.

Optics (4th Edition) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0805385663

ISBN: 0805385665

Author: Eugene Hecht

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Physics

Language: English

Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 4 edition (August 12, 2001)

Pages: 680 pages

ePUB size: 1386 kb

FB2 size: 1961 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 873

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Quellik
I am not sure why this book is so popular and in use in undergraduate optics courses. Treatment is sometimes difficult to follow and frankly I can't put my finger on the reason. I guess the author is just too verbose for my tastes. The best part of this book is in the first chapter when he gives a nice history of optics.

I DO however recommend his Schaum's outline Schaum's Outline of Optics which is very useful to give you practice. I prefer Fowles book Introduction to Modern Optics (Dover Books on Physics) which is at the same level although there are fewer algebra steps shown.

Actually, I'd personally recommend Guenther's book Modern Optics instead of this one if you really wanted a modern dive into an old subject.
Quellik
I am not sure why this book is so popular and in use in undergraduate optics courses. Treatment is sometimes difficult to follow and frankly I can't put my finger on the reason. I guess the author is just too verbose for my tastes. The best part of this book is in the first chapter when he gives a nice history of optics.

I DO however recommend his Schaum's outline Schaum's Outline of Optics which is very useful to give you practice. I prefer Fowles book Introduction to Modern Optics (Dover Books on Physics) which is at the same level although there are fewer algebra steps shown.

Actually, I'd personally recommend Guenther's book Modern Optics instead of this one if you really wanted a modern dive into an old subject.
THOMAS
This book has a lot of information and is generally pretty decent. However it also has a lot of fluff that isn't necessary. The derivations are nice but a lot of steps are skipped and it feels like there could be more explanation of what they're doing. The pages aren't printed correctly so there are little grey boxes (supposedly to mark equations?) in the middle of paragraphs of text. Not that great at explaining what is going on either. Could be my optics class is just poorly taught as well, I usually just use the book to pull equations out of after getting tired of reading it. So far I'm about 2/3 of the way through the book and already knew a lot of the material in geometrical optics and a few other things, and this book just managed to confuse me. I knew what was going on and the book just does not explain it well at all.
THOMAS
This book has a lot of information and is generally pretty decent. However it also has a lot of fluff that isn't necessary. The derivations are nice but a lot of steps are skipped and it feels like there could be more explanation of what they're doing. The pages aren't printed correctly so there are little grey boxes (supposedly to mark equations?) in the middle of paragraphs of text. Not that great at explaining what is going on either. Could be my optics class is just poorly taught as well, I usually just use the book to pull equations out of after getting tired of reading it. So far I'm about 2/3 of the way through the book and already knew a lot of the material in geometrical optics and a few other things, and this book just managed to confuse me. I knew what was going on and the book just does not explain it well at all.
Painshade
If you need this book for a class, DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION. I bought this textbook for a university optics class. I got my homework assignments back with 0/5 for several problems, because this textbook has some different problems as the actual Hardcover 4th edition. For all intents and purposes, it is useless to me.

The text itself is fine and probably the same as the original textbook. The problems seem like standard Optics problems I would expect in a textbook, although my professor claims that the problems are too easy (which I can agree with).

However, there are too many differences with this and the official version. I don't know why this is being sold on Amazon, or what publisher decided that it would be a good idea to make changes between this version and the original version.
Painshade
If you need this book for a class, DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION. I bought this textbook for a university optics class. I got my homework assignments back with 0/5 for several problems, because this textbook has some different problems as the actual Hardcover 4th edition. For all intents and purposes, it is useless to me.

The text itself is fine and probably the same as the original textbook. The problems seem like standard Optics problems I would expect in a textbook, although my professor claims that the problems are too easy (which I can agree with).

However, there are too many differences with this and the official version. I don't know why this is being sold on Amazon, or what publisher decided that it would be a good idea to make changes between this version and the original version.
Dyni
The book is alright. Most of the info that you want to know for intro optics is in this book (4/5 for that part), but the presentation is pretty poorly executed (2/5, in my opinion). This book is just way too verbose, and not in a good way. The extra paragraphs don't really contribute much to the understanding of the underlying physics. The book can probably be cut in size by a large amount. There are so many paragraphs that can be removed without loss of continuity of the actual physics going on.

What I mean is, Hecht gets side tracked too much. It's like this: I start talking about the double-slit experiment. Then I remember guy A did something on it, so start talking about the brief history about that. Then I remember that guy A wrote a letter on the material. So I talk about that letter and insert an excerpt from it. Then I also insert a letter from guy A to guy B in the field. So let's talk about that, too. (I'm over exaggerating a bit, but that's how it feels when you read read this book.)

All the people that I talked to in my optics class thought the same thing. For a reader who just wants the physics and not the trivia and numerous paragraphs on really, really minor details, this book is a displeasure to read. I think the book is a course textbook + encyclopedia hybrid. It is not as concise as a well-written course textbook, but also not as detailed as as full-blown encyclopedia. It is neither here nor there.

I feel like the book is written for the stereotypical whiny student who, when sitting in the class goes, "But teacher, why do I need to learn this? This is so pointless. When will I ever even use this in real life?" So Hecht inserts many examples to convince you that "See, this physics is actually used in real life!" Examples are good, but when you throw in too many examples you increase the length of the chapters without adding much foundational understanding of the physics.

Use the book to get the essential physics that is sprinkled in the chapters, but learn how to skip the parts that are random facts and the book will work fine.
Dyni
The book is alright. Most of the info that you want to know for intro optics is in this book (4/5 for that part), but the presentation is pretty poorly executed (2/5, in my opinion). This book is just way too verbose, and not in a good way. The extra paragraphs don't really contribute much to the understanding of the underlying physics. The book can probably be cut in size by a large amount. There are so many paragraphs that can be removed without loss of continuity of the actual physics going on.

What I mean is, Hecht gets side tracked too much. It's like this: I start talking about the double-slit experiment. Then I remember guy A did something on it, so start talking about the brief history about that. Then I remember that guy A wrote a letter on the material. So I talk about that letter and insert an excerpt from it. Then I also insert a letter from guy A to guy B in the field. So let's talk about that, too. (I'm over exaggerating a bit, but that's how it feels when you read read this book.)

All the people that I talked to in my optics class thought the same thing. For a reader who just wants the physics and not the trivia and numerous paragraphs on really, really minor details, this book is a displeasure to read. I think the book is a course textbook + encyclopedia hybrid. It is not as concise as a well-written course textbook, but also not as detailed as as full-blown encyclopedia. It is neither here nor there.

I feel like the book is written for the stereotypical whiny student who, when sitting in the class goes, "But teacher, why do I need to learn this? This is so pointless. When will I ever even use this in real life?" So Hecht inserts many examples to convince you that "See, this physics is actually used in real life!" Examples are good, but when you throw in too many examples you increase the length of the chapters without adding much foundational understanding of the physics.

Use the book to get the essential physics that is sprinkled in the chapters, but learn how to skip the parts that are random facts and the book will work fine.
TheSuspect
Best book for optics.
TheSuspect
Best book for optics.
Ce
Very pleased, a clean book!
Ce
Very pleased, a clean book!
Meztihn
To be vitally human there are a few authors one must read - Shakespeare, Plato, Rousseau, Alan Bloom and Eugene Hecht. With only limited exaggeration - notable among man's achievements is Hecht's new 4th edition of Optics. The first edition was the central (and only) text assigned in junior year optics for physics majors at many universities in the 1980's. As a near adolescent I was pleased by expert writing and well delivered humor in those far off years of college life.
The wonders of electromagnetics - which leads to everything in our modern age of electronics, radar, telescopes and computers - is beautifully clarified with clear pictures, concise description and completing examples in this new edition.
I hope Hecht lives to be a thousand such that the hundredth edition of Optics can enlighten people in the 31st century with as much joy and fascination as his 4th edition does today.
After so many years away I find Hecht there again to help me, not this time to peak inside the mind of nature but to make a living, and do so with added pleasure, knowing Hecht continues to improve the nearly perfect.
Meztihn
To be vitally human there are a few authors one must read - Shakespeare, Plato, Rousseau, Alan Bloom and Eugene Hecht. With only limited exaggeration - notable among man's achievements is Hecht's new 4th edition of Optics. The first edition was the central (and only) text assigned in junior year optics for physics majors at many universities in the 1980's. As a near adolescent I was pleased by expert writing and well delivered humor in those far off years of college life.
The wonders of electromagnetics - which leads to everything in our modern age of electronics, radar, telescopes and computers - is beautifully clarified with clear pictures, concise description and completing examples in this new edition.
I hope Hecht lives to be a thousand such that the hundredth edition of Optics can enlighten people in the 31st century with as much joy and fascination as his 4th edition does today.
After so many years away I find Hecht there again to help me, not this time to peak inside the mind of nature but to make a living, and do so with added pleasure, knowing Hecht continues to improve the nearly perfect.
Very well written and organized
Very well written and organized