Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color Vision and Holography / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.
The Human Eye and Vision II: Processing the Image.
Binocular Vision and the Perception of Depth.
Color Perception Mechanisms.
Scattering and Polarization.
Light in Modern Physics.
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