Classical Physics


Lectures on Geometrical Optics for Engineering and Medical Entrance Exam

Authors: Anuj Kumar Dubey

I have been involved from more than ten years in teaching as physics faculty for engineering and medical entrance exam such as IIT (Mains and Advanced)/AIPMT and foundation batch at +2 levels in India. During my interaction with engineering and medical aspirants I, realized that most feared topics in physics is geometrical optics especially in case of solving the numerical problems. Keeping this in mind, i have covered in general the syllabus of geometrical optics, especially for IIT (Mains and Advanced) entrance exam, in these Lecture Notes on “Geometrical Optics”. These lectures contains the topics such as; Basics of optics, laws of reflection and refraction, reflection from spherical mirrors, velocity of image in the plane and spherical mirror, refraction at plane surfaces, prism theory, refraction from curved surfaces, cut lenses, silvered lenses and combination of lenses and mirrors. I have given various numerical problems (fully solved) to discuss the concepts. Very little of these Lecture notes are wholly original. When I drew up notes, I decided from outset that I would collect together the best approaches to the material known to me. So fact is that many of approaches in these Lecture notes have been borrowed from one author or another, there is a little that I have written completely afresh. My intention has been to organize the material in such a way that it is the more readily accessible to majority of the students.

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[v1] 2016-08-06 08:07:12
[v2] 2018-03-16 12:50:07

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