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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Writing a Book
Author(s): Ronald G. Driggers

Paper Abstract

I used to joke around (most of you who read my editorials know that’s what I do most of the time anyway) that when I wrote my first book, I did it to stay married. My ex-wife was in medical school at the time and studied long hours most nights. So instead of hanging out at the pub, which is what I really wanted to do, I started writing a textbook at night that corresponded to a course in electro-optics that I taught at the University of Memphis. That book took five years to complete.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2012
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(8) 080101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.8.080101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 8
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Ronald G. Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems (United States)

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