Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.
Waldman (retired, physics, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley) presents a textbook for an introductory physics course designed to be accessible to undergraduates with little mathematical background. The classical and modern theories of optics are explained and major areas of optics are examined. Consistent with being a general interest survey text, there is less material on optical instruments and physical optics and more on lasers, holography, meteorological optics, and the psychology of vision. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR