Optics Demystified / Edition 1

Optics Demystified / Edition 1

by Stan Gibilisco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071494499

ISBN-13: 9780071494496

Pub. Date: 06/22/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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,

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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 theories
  • Analysis of optical microscopes and telescopes
  • Functional details of fiber optics
  • A 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071494496
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Series:
Demystified Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,154,042
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Visible Spectrum

Chapter 2. Geometrical Optics

Chapter 3. Microscopes and Telescopes

Chapter 4. Cameras and Projectors

Chapter 5. Photometry

Chapter 6. Polarization, Diffraction, and Dispersion

Chapter 7. Lasers

Chapter 8. Photoelectric Transducers

Chapter 9. Modulation & Demodulation

Chapter 10. Fiber Optics

Chapter 11. Optical Space Communication

Chapter 12. Interferometry

Chapter 13. Spectroscopy

Chapter 14. Holography

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