 
Summary: Lectures on Mathematical Optics
Part of Lecture Notes for course
Mathematical Aspects of Modern Optics
And Its Applications
January  February 2001 at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia,
in binational cooperation Netherlands  Indonesia,
KNAW  project Nonlinear Optics
in priority area EPAM (Extended Programme Applied Mathematics)
Light is basically a wave phenomenon and the characteristic interference domi
nates the appearance of many phenomena and is the basis for many technological
applications.
Mathematical modelling of the penomena is a challenge that was started by
scientiŞc giants like Huygens, Newton and Maxwell. The investigations of these
models have proŞted, and are still proŞting, from mathematicalphysical meth
ods and, on the other hand, stimulated the development of these methods.
This part of the Lecture Notes is written in the spirit of the interplay between
natural phenomena  physics 
 math modelling  analytical & numerical methods.
I hope that the enthusiasm I've felt in the past years of working in this direction
in perfect collaboration with Hugo Hoekstra and others is noticeable in these
