Introduction to Light The Physics of Light, Vision, and Color

ISBN-10: 048642118X
ISBN-13: 9780486421186
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Gary S. Waldman
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Description: Designed as a text for a one-semester, nonmathematical optics course at the undergraduate level, this text was written with art majors in mind, but is also suitable for students of fashion, theater, photography, and the liberal arts.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Designed as a text for a one-semester, nonmathematical optics course at the undergraduate level, this text was written with art majors in mind, but is also suitable for students of fashion, theater, photography, and the liberal arts.

Preface
What Is Light?
Early Ideas of Light
Greek Optics
Optics in the Middle Ages
A New Beginning
The Classical Theories
The Corpuscular Theory
The Wave Theory
Electromagnetic Waves
Modern Theories
Blackbody Radiation
Photoelectric Effect
The Nuclear Atom
Matter Waves
Manipulation of Light
Geometrical Optics
Light Rays
Reflection and Refraction
Spherical Lenses and Mirrors
Conic Section Mirrors
Polarization
Transverse Waves and Polarization
Polarization by Reflection
Polarization by Scattering
Double Refraction
Circular Polarization
Lasers
Absorption and Emission
Population Inversion
Ruby Laser
Helium-Neon Laser
Other Laser Types
Effects of the Optical Cavity
Coherence
Applications
Holography
Zone Plates
Hologram as a Set of Zone Plates
Improved Holograms
Holography and Photography
Holograms as Sets of Hyperbolic Mirrors
New Types of Holograms
Applications
Vision
The Eye
Outer Shell
Pupil
Lens
Retina
Pathways to the Brain
Seeing
Eye Movements
Optical Illusions
Seeing in Three Dimensions
Color Vision
Color
Light and Color in Nature
Natural Light
Forced Oscillators
Rayleigh Scattering
White Light Scattering
Dispersion
Coronas and the Glory
Thin Film Colors
Pigments in Nature
Other Natural Lighting Effects
Color Science
Newton's Work
Primary Colors
Attributes of Color
Color Solid and Color Atlases &nbsp&nbsp
Colorimetry
Lens and Mirror Equations
Snell's Law
Scientific Notation
Index

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