The Resource Optical anecdotes, D.J. Lovell

Optical anecdotes, D.J. Lovell

Label
Optical anecdotes
Title
Optical anecdotes
Statement of responsibility
D.J. Lovell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This new printing of D.J. Lovell's popular 1981 text is a collection of stories about the attempts since the beginnings of history to answer the question: What is light? Lovell's introduction sets the stage: "The history of man's investigations of the nature of light is fascinating. It encompasses a large cast of characters who interact with all facets of the history of mankind. The anecdotes presented here describe a few of the events that took place in man's search for the nature of light -- a search which included drama, adventure, humor, political and religious entanglements, pestilence, and the many foibles of men." The resulting compilation is sure to motivate readers in their own explorations of this age-old question
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SPIES
Dewey number
535.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC352
LC item number
.L68 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SPIE Press monograph
Series volume
PM141
Target audience
adult
Label
Optical anecdotes, D.J. Lovell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"SPIE Digital Library."--Website
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction / Harold S. Stewart -- 1. Optics in antiquity -- 2. The greatest authority on optics in the Middle Ages -- 3. The evolution of optic technology -- 4. Precision prior to telescopes -- 5. Glass optical instruments -- 6. The dawn of modern science -- 7. The inception of modern optics -- 8. The solidification of optics -- 9. The majesty of Newton -- 10. The dissemination of optical knowledge -- 11. The achromatic lens -- 12. A seventeenth century concept of light -- 13. The rise of scientific societies -- 14. The discovery of invisible light -- 15. Does invisible light exist? -- 16. Science begins to mature -- 17. Arago's adventures -- 18. The Napoleonic influence -- 19. An unexpected discovery -- 20. The legacy of Fourier -- 21. Young and the Rosetta Stone -- 22. Confirmation of the wave theory -- 23. Brewster's optical toy -- 24. Letters to a German princess -- 25. Extending the optical spectrum -- 26. New insights into wavelengths -- 27. The evolution of spectroscopy -- 28. A glance at nineteenth century science -- 29. The exploits of an optical observer -- 30. The demise of the ether -- 31. Quanta and photons -- 32. The blooming of American science -- 33. Wartime incentive -- 34. Coating telescope mirrors -- 35. Holography -- the new photography -- 36. Retrospection -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn985347100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 134 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510607910
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1117/3.2265065
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36996026
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985347100
  • spie1510607919

Library Locations

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