Light and Optics

Light and Optics

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Describes what electromagnetic waves are, their properties, and their current and future applications in everyday life and technology.

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An understanding of the science of light has led to ways of correcting faulty vision, and improving vision to study objects that are too small or too distant to be seen by the unaided eye. The performance of instruments such as microscopes, telescopes, and the human eye depends on the principles of optics. But even with recent technological advances, some mysteries remain. The nature of light has puzzled scientists for centuries, and just when they think they have it figured out, light does something completely unpredictable.

Light and Optics explores the science of electromagnetic radiation and its tremendous variety of applications. This enlightening book includes discussions of the optics of image formation, the intense beams produced by lasers, the role of light in biological processes such as photosynthesis and medical procedures such as laser surgery, astronomical observations based on all types of radiation, and applications involving communication, radar, and the transformation of light into electricity.

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& Taylor

Each up-to-date title in this series provides the fundamental principles of one or two of the main branches of physics, and examines how these principles influence objects and events in the world today.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, c2007
ISBN: 9780816061143
0816061149
Branch Call Number: Y 535 Ki
Characteristics: xvii, 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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