Optics Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071494499

ISBN-13: 9780071494496

Edition: 2009

Authors: Stan Gibilisco
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Stan Gibilisco is the author of several important scientific books, including Understanding Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics. While his primary interests are in technical and scientific fields, his passion has always been writing. He has worked as vice president of an electronic company and explains the exciting field of electronics in clear and complete terms. Gibilisco was born on September 26, 1953 in Birmingham, Ala. and educated at the University of Minnesota.

Preface
The Nature of Light
The Speed of Light
Newton's Particle Theory
The Wave Theory
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Light and Relativity
Simultaneity
Quiz
Classical Optics
Reflection
Refraction
Color Dispersion
Lenses
Quiz
Common Optical Devices
Color Mixing
Cameras
Projectors and Displays
Optical Microscopes
Optical Telescopes
Quiz
Common Optical Effects
Radiation Pressure
Scattering
Diffraction
Phase and Interference
Polarization
Quiz
Laser Fundamentals
What Is Laser Light?
The Cavity Laser
Semiconductor Lasers
Solid-State Lasers
Other Noteworthy Lasers
Quiz
Optical Data Transmission
Optical and Image Transducers
Modulating a Light Beam
Fiberoptics
Robotics Applications
Quiz
Optics in the Field
Ranging and Alignment
Industrial Applications
Other Applications of Lasers
Quiz
Exotic Optics
Holography
How Holograms Are Made
Photometry and Spectrometry
Astronomy beyond the Visible
Quiz
Optics to Heal and Defend
Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Medical Surgery
Military Optics
Quiz
Optical Illusions
Lines and Curves
Depth and Displacement
Size and Shape
Ambiguity and "Ghosts"
Quiz
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional Reading
Index
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