Problems of Wave Optics

We now come to a small booklet titled Problems of Wave Optics by S. E. Frish. The book starts with history of wave theory and contributions of various people like Huygens, Young, Fresnel, Newton and takes on the theoretical framework which explains the observed phenomena.

This booklet acquaints the reader in a popular form with the basic features of modern wave theory of light. New advances in optics, in particular sources of coherent radiation, lasers, are discussed, and prospects outlined for their application in photography and microscopy.

The booklet is intended for specialists, students school teachers and a wide range of readers interested in problems of theoretical and experimental physics.

This book is a part of a series called as “Knowledge Series” the logo is a at top right corner of cover. I do not know what other books were part of this series, if you know any please let us know.

The book was translated from the Russian by V. Kisin and was first published by Mir in 1976 with  a second reprint in 1982.

You can get the book here.

Update: 09 December 2015 | Added Internet Archive Link

Introduction 7
Basic Features of the Wave Theory of Light 10
Classical Experiments on Interference of Light 24
Optical Image 30
Image and Its Processing from the Stand point of the Theory of Information 39
The Use of Phase Relations 47
Lasers as Sources of Coherent Radiation 53
Holography 60

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12 Responses to Problems of Wave Optics

  1. ankitphysics says:

    I aware of three knowledge series books:
    1.In the realm of catalysis (Knowledge series) by V.A. Afanasiev and G.E. Zaikov (1979)
    2.Accelerators of the Future by V.P. Sarantsev (1976)
    3.Particles, quanta, waves (Knowledge series) by I.A. Smorodinskii (1976)


  2. s.sanjay says:

    dear d,
    at the back of the book, it is mentioned that ‘accelerators of the future’ is one of the books in the knowledge series.


  3. Rekha arora says:

    Please Upload ” The World Is Built On Probability ” by Lev Tarasov .

    the amazon link to the book is here . ”

    Thank you . Kindly upload this MIR book as soon as possible . Request to Damitr and all others . Please 🙂


  4. Rekha arora says:

    and Wonderful Job Damitr . Keep it up 🙂


  5. anjo says:

    The file is corrupted.Plz upload again


  6. anjo says:

    Can u plz upload it in torrent


  7. The Mitr says:

    Update: 09 December 2015 | Added Internet Archive Link



    Do we have S.E. Frisch books on course in physics 3 vols. as mentioned at the back of this book


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