The Physics of Invisibility: A Story of Light and Deception

The Physics of Invisibility: A Story of Light and Deception

by Martin Beech


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461406150
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Martin Beech is a Professor of Astronomy at Campion College, the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. He has written numerous research articles on topics ranging from meteor physics, Martian meteories, stellar structure and evolution, cosmology, the history of science and mathematical number theory. He lives in Regina with more than visible wife, a brother-in-law, five dogs (a.k.a The Five Pugs of the Apocalypse) and three cats - there are times when he certainly wishes he could be invisible.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Chapter 1: Of All Things Visible and Invisible.- Chapter 2: A Very Brief History of Light.- Chapter 3: Mirror Tricks, the Art of Cloaking and Seeing the Impossible.- Chapter 4: Maxwell's Marvelous Waves.- Chapter 5: The Metamaterial Revolution.- Afterword.- Appendices.- Index.

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