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Geometrical and Visual Optics, Third Edition

by Steven Schwartz (Author)

Format: Original PDF

Size: 101 MB


Geometrical and Visual Optics, Third Edition is a comprehensive textbook on optics, written by Steven Schwartz. The book covers the principles of geometrical and visual optics, including the nature of light, refraction, reflection, mirrors, lenses, aberrations, optical instruments, and visual perception.

The third edition of the book includes new chapters on wavefront analysis, visual acuity, and color vision, as well as updated information on topics such as adaptive optics, intraocular lenses, and retinal imaging. The book is designed for students and professionals in optometry, ophthalmology, and vision science, and provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the field of optics. It includes numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises to help readers understand and apply the concepts presented in the text.


  • 3 complete practice exams, totaling 122 questions
  • 200+ end-of-chapter self-assessment problems with detailed worked-out solutions
  • Full-color figures and clinical highlights
  • Learning Objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter
  • Color highlighted summaries, sample problems, and tables
  • Summary and list of formulas appear at the end of each chapter
  • NEW CHAPTER on lens thickness; and prism coverage has been expanded to include vertical imbalance
  • In-depth coverage of geometrical and visual optics spans the full spectrum of topics, from refraction at spherical surfaces, to thin and thick lenses, to depth of field, ametropia, magnification, retinal image size, and reflection
  • Primary emphasis is on core concepts, with a minimum of formulas and superfluous mathematics

Product details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ McGraw Hill / Medical; 3rd edition (January 3, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 432 pages