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Worked Problems in Optics


The Kindle version can be purchased via Amazon here for £18

(2nd edition)

A H Tunnacliffe BA PhD Dip Maths DCLP FCOptom

Published by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians

158 text pages, over 100 figures


ISBN – 9780900099168

The companion text to Optics for optometry and ophthalmic dispensing students. Mathematically based problems fully worked and explained. Numerous narrative style answers including definitions and examination-type questions.


  • The propagation of light
  • Refraction and reflection: general problems
  • Reflection: Plane surfaces
  • Refraction at plane surfaces
  • Curvature and refraction at a curved surface
  • Thin lenses
  • Reflection at spherical surfaces
  • Astigmatic surfaces and thin lenses
  • Systems of two or more surfaces or thin lenses
  • Optical systems
  • Photometry
  • The wave nature of light
  • Dispersion
  • Interference
  • Diffraction
  • Polarisation

Essential reading for the following ABDO College courses:

  • Fellowship Dispensing Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing