Optics: The Science of Vision
Courier Corporation, 1991 M01 1 - 360 pages
Controversial book by world-renowned scientist presents a reoriented view of optics, taking into account the problems of subjective measurement. Drawing on aspects of physics, physiology and psychology, Ronchi discusses optical systems, acuity of vision, optical image, elements of wave motion, more. Translated by Edward Rosen. Bibliographical note. 106 black-and-white illustrations.
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