||Professor Korpel is in the finishing stages of writing a
hypertext on optics, entitled Fundamentals of Applied Optics .
Rather than chapters, the book is divided in stand-alone
subjects with hyper links forming an internal and external
connecting grid. This makes the book ideal for both instruction
and self-study. In the case of teaching, the instructor
stipulates a path through the indidviual subjects, according
to her own preferences. For self-study the reader starts at a
point that is familiar and then moves forwards, backwards, or
sideways as needed.
||Two sample subjects are displayed on this web site:
PLANE WAVE SPECTRA and
PROPAGATION OF THE OPTICAL FIELD
. Qua style and format these are representative of the
subjects written up so far. A listing may be found in the
||In order to peruse the sample subjects, readers need to
have access to the
which is available on most browsers. It may be downloaded for
free from the above link.
||It is hoped that the book will become available in 1998,
in CD ROM format. Readers interested in being notified should
send an e-mail on the response form provided on this site, or