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Optics Demystified : The Demystified Series - Stan Gibilisco

Optics Demystified

The Demystified Series

Paperback Published: 1st July 2009
ISBN: 9780071494496
Number Of Pages: 368

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An enlightening guide to optics

Are you in the dark when it comes to understanding the science of optics? Now there's a glimmer in the gloom Optics Demystified brings this challenging topic into focus.

Written in an easy-to-follow format, this practical guide begins by covering the nature of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, refraction, and color dispersion. You'll move on to common optical devices and effects, lasers, and optical data transmission technology. Industrial, medical, and military applications are discussed, as are exotic optics such as holography. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer You'll get: Explanations of the particle and wave theoriesAnalysis of optical microscopes and telescopesFunctional details of fiber opticsA sampling of optical illusions A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Optics Demystified illuminates this vital physics topic.

Prefacep. xi
The Nature of Lightp. 1
The Speed of Lightp. 1
Newton's Particle Theoryp. 7
The Wave Theoryp. 10
The Electromagnetic Spectrump. 20
Light and Relativityp. 23
Simultaneityp. 23
Quizp. 30
Classical Opticsp. 33
Reflectionp. 33
Refractionp. 43
Color Dispersionp. 50
Lensesp. 56
Quizp. 61
Common Optical Devicesp. 65
Color Mixingp. 65
Camerasp. 71
Projectors and Displaysp. 77
Optical Microscopesp. 81
Optical Telescopesp. 87
Quizp. 95
Common Optical Effectsp. 99
Radiation Pressurep. 99
Scatteringp. 105
Diffractionp. 111
Phase and Interferencep. 116
Polarizationp. 123
Quizp. 130
Laser Fundamentalsp. 133
What Is Laser Light?p. 133
The Cavity Laserp. 140
Semiconductor Lasersp. 147
Solid-State Lasersp. 153
Other Noteworthy Lasersp. 156
Quizp. 160
Optical Data Transmissionp. 163
Optical and Image Transducersp. 163
Modulating a Light Beamp. 171
Fiberopticsp. 179
Robotics Applicationsp. 184
Quizp. 193
Optics in the Fieldp. 197
Ranging and Alignmentp. 197
Industrial Applicationsp. 205
Other Applications of Lasersp. 213
Quizp. 219
Exotic Opticsp. 223
Holographyp. 223
How Holograms Are Madep. 227
Photometry and Spectrometryp. 235
Astronomy beyond the Visiblep. 239
Quizp. 247
Optics to Heal and Defendp. 251
Medical Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 251
Medical Surgeryp. 258
Military Opticsp. 262
Quizp. 270
Optical Illusionsp. 273
Lines and Curvesp. 273
Depth and Displacementp. 278
Size and Shapep. 282
Ambiguity and "Ghosts"p. 288
Quizp. 297
Final Examp. 303
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questionsp. 341
Suggested Additional Readingp. 345
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780071494496
ISBN-10: 0071494499
Series: Demystified
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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