Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color Vision and Holography / Edition 1

Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color Vision and Holography / Edition 1

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by David R. Falk, Dieter R. Brill, David G. Stork
     
 

The most complete and lucid nonmathematical study of light available. Chapters are self-contained, making the book flexible and easy to read. Coverage includes such non-traditional topics as processes of vision and the eye, atmospherical optical phenomena, color perception and illusions, color in nature and in art, Kirilian photography, and holography. Includes

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The most complete and lucid nonmathematical study of light available. Chapters are self-contained, making the book flexible and easy to read. Coverage includes such non-traditional topics as processes of vision and the eye, atmospherical optical phenomena, color perception and illusions, color in nature and in art, Kirilian photography, and holography. Includes experiments that can be carried out with simple equipment. Chapters contain optional advanced sections, and appendixes review the mathematics for quantitative aspects. Illustrated, including a four-color insert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471603856
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1985
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Fundamental Properties of Light.

Principles of Geometrical Optics.

Mirrors and Lenses.

The Camera and Photography.

The Human Eye and Vision I: Producing the Image.

Optical Instruments.

The Human Eye and Vision II: Processing the Image.

Binocular Vision and the Perception of Depth.

Color.

Color Perception Mechanisms.

Color Photography.

Wave Optics.

Scattering and Polarization.

Holography.

Light in Modern Physics.

Mathematical Appendixes.

References.

Index.

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