Mathematics Used for Expressing Waves

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 35)

Spherical waves, cylindrical waves and plane waves are the most basic wave forms. In general, more complicated wave forms can be expressed by the superposition of these three waves. In the present chapter, these waves are described phenomenologically while leaving the more rigorous expressions for later chapters. The symbols which are frequently used in the following chapters are summarized.


Fourier Transform Point Source Plane Wave Spatial Frequency Wave Front 
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