The Resource Optics made clear : the nature of light and how we use it, William L. Wolfe

Optics made clear : the nature of light and how we use it, William L. Wolfe

Label
Optics made clear : the nature of light and how we use it
Title
Optics made clear
Title remainder
the nature of light and how we use it
Statement of responsibility
William L. Wolfe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have you wondered why the sky is blue? Why the sunset is red? How hummingbirds show us their many colors? Why the road ahead sometimes seems to have water on it, when it does not? Have you wondered how telescopes work to give a magnified image of distant objects? How microscopes provide a magnified image of close objects? How spectroscopes, eye glasses, cameras, binoculars, and similar instruments work? How the simple rear view mirrors in cars dim and provide wide fields of view? In this book, William L. Wolfe describes many of the natural phenomena caused by light and the optical devices that use it in terms everyone can understand
Member of
Cataloging source
SPIES
Dewey number
535
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC358.5
LC item number
.W65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SPIE Press monograph
Series volume
PM163
Target audience
adult
Label
Optics made clear : the nature of light and how we use it, William L. Wolfe
Publication
Copyright
Note
"SPIE Digital Library."--Website
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) 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 -- Chapter 1. The basics -- Chapter 2. Components and instruments -- Chapter 3. Natural optical phenomena -- Chapter 4. Applications -- Chapter 5. Critical steps in physics involving light: Quantization; Relativity; Spectroscopy; The Michelson-Morley experiment -- Appendix A. Sizes of things -- Appendix B. Information sources -- Glossary
Control code
ocn985346261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510607934
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1117/3.2265067
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36996130
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985346261
  • spie1510607935

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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