Light

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of light.

Superb full-color photography of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, revealing experiments, and 3-D models offers a unique view to the incredible discoveries that have transformed our world.

Experiments with light explain shadows and colors, and demonstrate such concepts as ...

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Light

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Overview

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of light.

Superb full-color photography of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, revealing experiments, and 3-D models offers a unique view to the incredible discoveries that have transformed our world.

Experiments with light explain shadows and colors, and demonstrate such concepts as reflection and refraction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781473303607
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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Henri Barbusse wurde am 17. Mai 1873 (anderslautendes Geburtsjahr: 1874) in Asnières-sur-Seine bei Paris geboren und starb am 30. August 1935 in Moskau. Er war ein französischer Politiker und Schriftsteller. Durch sein im Jahr 1916 erschienenes Kriegstagebuch Das Feuer, das im Laufe der Zeit in mehr als 60 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, wurde er weltberühmt und erhielt im selben Jahr dafür den Prix Goncourt, den angesehensten französischen Literaturpreis.
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Table of Contents

Light, myth, and magic 6
Making light 8
Shadows 10
Reflecting light 12
Bending light 14
Looking through lenses 16
Seeing light images 18
Bringing things closer 20
Making things bigger 22
Recording light 24
Projecting pictures 26
Splitting light 28
Adding light 30
Subtracting colors 32
Particles and waves 34
Diffraction and interference 36
Interference in action 38
The electromagnetic spectrum 40
Electromagnetic waves 42
Atoms and light 44
Letting light through 46
Polarized light 48
Light energy 50
Electric light 52
Total internal reflection 54
Laser light 56
Holograms 58
The speed of light 60
Light in space 62
Index 64
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