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Light

Light Author R. W. Ditchburn
ISBN-10 9780486666679
Release 1961
Pages 680
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This classic study, available for the first time in paperback, clearly demonstrates how quantum theory is a natural development of wave theory, and how these two theories, once thought to be irreconcilable, together comprise a single valid theory of light. Aimed at students with an intermediate-level knowledge of physics, the book first offers a historical introduction to the subject, then covers topics such as wave theory, interference, diffraction, Huygens' Principle, Fermat's Principle, and the accuracy of optical measurements. Additional topics include the velocity of light, relativistic optics, polarized light, electromagnetic theory, and the quantum theory of radiation. The more difficult mathematics has been placed in appendixes, or in separated paragraphs in small type, intended to be omitted on first reading. Examples and/or references follow each chapter to assist the student in absorbing the material and to suggest additional resources.



Introduction to Light

Introduction to Light Author Gary Waldman
ISBN-10 048642118X
Release 2002
Pages 228
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Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. Questions at the end of each chapter help test comprehension of material, which is almost completely presented in a nonmathematical manner. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.



Geometry and Light

Geometry and Light Author Ulf Leonhardt
ISBN-10 9780486134901
Release 2012-07-06
Pages 288
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Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of engineering, physics, and mathematics and scientific researchers of all types, this is the first authoritative text on invisibility and the science behind it. More than 100 full-color illustrations, plus exercises with solutions. 2010 edition.



Scattering of Light by Crystals

Scattering of Light by Crystals Author William Hayes
ISBN-10 9780486161471
Release 2012-12-13
Pages 368
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This authoritative graduate-level text describes inelastic light scattering by crystals and its use in the investigation of solid-state excitation, with experimental techniques common to all types of excitation. 1978 edition.



Laser Light Scattering

Laser Light Scattering Author Benjamin Chu
ISBN-10 9780486457987
Release 2007-05-11
Pages 343
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Geared toward upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, this text introduces the interdisciplinary area of laser light scattering. It focuses chiefly on quasielastic laser scattering, discussing theoretical concepts at a realistic level. Some background in the physical sciences is assumed, but the opening chapters offer a brief review of classical electricity and magnetism as well as the general scattering theory. Topics include basic theoretical concepts related to light mixing spectroscopy, characteristics of the Fabry-Perot interferometer, and photon-counting fluctuations. The author, a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, discusses experimental methods, including setting up a light scattering spectrometer using digital photon-counting and correlation techniques. Subsequent chapters explore applications to macromolecular systems, anemometry and its utility in reaction kinetics, and critical opalescence. References appear throughout the text.



Dynamic Light Scattering

Dynamic Light Scattering Author Bruce J. Berne
ISBN-10 9780486320243
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 384
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This comprehensive introduction to principles underlying laser light scattering focuses on time dependence of fluctuations in fluid systems; also serves as introduction to theory of time correlation functions. 1976 edition.



Introduction to Modern Optics

Introduction to Modern Optics Author Grant R. Fowles
ISBN-10 9780486134925
Release 2012-04-25
Pages 336
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A complete basic undergraduate course in modern optics for students in physics, technology, and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, quantum nature of light. Solutions.



The Theory of Electrons and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Light and Radiant Heat

The Theory of Electrons and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Light and Radiant Heat Author H. A. Lorentz
ISBN-10 0486495582
Release 2003
Pages 343
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Based on this Nobel Laureate's lectures at Columbia University, this ever-relevant volume covers the emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation, Zeeman effect, optical phenomena in moving bodies, and much more. 1915 edition.



Light Scattering by Small Particles

Light Scattering by Small Particles Author H. C. Van De Hulst
ISBN-10 0844659177
Release 1982-06-01
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Light Scattering by Small Particles has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Light Scattering by Small Particles also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Light Scattering by Small Particles book for free.



What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks

What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks Author Craig F. Bohren
ISBN-10 9780486151960
Release 2013-02-20
Pages 208
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Abounding in lively writing and fun-filled, easy-to-perform experiments, this illustrated volume makes the fascinating world of atmospheric physics accessible to readers without a scientific background. 1991 edition.



Optical Resonance and Two Level Atoms

Optical Resonance and Two Level Atoms Author L. Allen
ISBN-10 9780486136172
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 256
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Clear, comprehensive graduate-level account of basic principles involved in all quantum optical resonance phenomena, hailed in Contemporary Physics as "a valuable contribution to the literature of non-linear optics." 53 illustrations.



Matter And Light The New Physics

Matter And Light   The New Physics Author Louis De Broglie
ISBN-10 9781447496755
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 304
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MATTER AND LIGHT The New Physics By LOUIS DE BROGLIE. Originally published in 1937. TRANSLATORS NOTE: THE Author has in certain places modified the original French text for the English translation, for the sake of greater cohesion, and has also revised some passages, in order to bring them into accord with the results of later research. Occasional Translators Notes are shown in square brackets. The chapter on The Undulatory Aspects of the Electron has the special historical interest of having been delivered as a Lecture on the occasion of the Authors receipt of the Nobel Award, while that on Wave Mechanics and its Interpretations was given as an Address at the Glasgow meeting of the British Association in 1928. I am indebted to Dr. J. E. Turner, of the University of Liver pool, for assistance with the translation and the proofs, and to Dr. C. Strachan, of the same University, I am indebted for valuable assistance in dealing with the equations and the more technical passages, as well as for reading the proofs. W. H. J. PREFACE: THE amiable insistence of my friend Andr George has induced me to collect in the present Volume a number of Studies on con temporary Physics written from both the general and the more metaphysical point of view. Each of these Studies forms an inde pendent whole, and can be read by itself. A slight degree of repeti tion which the reader is asked to overlook has been the inevi table result for on more than one occasion I have been compelled to duplicate a summary of the great fundamental stages of con temporary Physics, such as the classification of simple substances, the investigation of the photo-electric effect and the origin of the Theory of Light Quanta and of Wave Mechanics the subjects are somewhat technical, and I cannot well assume that they are common knowledge. But though the same subject is outlined in several of these Studies, I have tried to take up a different point of view in each, and have endeavoured to throw light on different aspects of the essential problems of Quantum Physics in order to facilitate a grasp of their importance. On comparing the different chapters the reader will observe that, while overlapping, they also complement one another and he will feel the fascination and greatness inherent in the vast structure of modern Physics. And while admiring the vast number and the extreme delicacy of experimental facts which laboratory physicists have succeeded in revealing, and the strange and brilliant concepts devised by theorists to explain them, he will appreciate to what a degree the methods and ideas of physicists have grown in subtlety during recent years, and how great has been the progress from the somewhat ingenuous Realism and the over-simplified Mechanics of earlier thinkers. The more deeply we descend into the minutest structures of Matter, the more clearly we see that the concepts evolved by the mind in the course of everyday experience especially those of Time and Space must fail us in an endeavour to describe the new worlds which we are entering. One feels tempted to say that the outlines of our concepts must undergo a progressive blurring, in order that they may retain some semblance of relevance to the realities of the subatomic scales. Time and Space, in other words, are too loose a dress for the elementary entities individuality becomes attenuated in the mysterious pro cesses of interaction, and even Determinism, the darling of an older generation of physicists, is forced to yield...



Wave Phenomena

Wave Phenomena Author Dudley H. Towne
ISBN-10 9780486145150
Release 2014-05-05
Pages 482
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Brilliantly written undergraduate-level text emphasizes optics, acoustics; covers transverse waves on a string, acoustic plane waves, boundary-value problems, much more. Numerous problems (half with solutions).



The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air

The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air Author M. Minnaert
ISBN-10 9780486316734
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 362
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A highly engaging study of mirages, illusions of multiple moons, the fata morgana, colored shadows and scores of other phenomena. "Pure pleasure." — Science and Math Weekly. 202 illustrations.



Light

Light Author Michael I. Sobel
ISBN-10 0226767515
Release 1989-04-15
Pages 263
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Rainbows and exploding stars, ancient Greek optics and modern lasers—these are but a few facets of this entertaining exploration of light in all areas of science and technology. "Like the denizens of some brilliant ocean, humans are awash in light. Surrounded by illuminations both natural and artificial, we remain blissfully unaware of how light determines most of life's rhythms and rituals or how it dominates every field of modern science. Michael I. Sobel, a professor of physics at Brooklyn College, has attempted no less a task than to enlighten us (see how it pervades our language) about the many facets of this ubiquitous phenomenon, from its earliest stirrings of emotion and wonder in ancient savants to its modern applications in lasers and silicon chips. His broader objective, however, is to show the unity of the natural sciences by using light as a central theme. . . . As a guide along the path of light Mr. Sobel is excellent."—James Cornell, New York Times Book Review "At long last, here is a book about a technical subject that anyone can read with interest and understand. . . . The author's technical genius and communication skills are combined with excellent lucid sketches, concise meaty captions, and fascinating photographs."—Jason R. Taylor, Science Books and Films “The title says it all. It is simply a magnificent dissertation on every aspect of light. Its lucid and attractive prose may be read for pleasure and wonder, yet the book is also a reference book of authority. I doubt whether any question about light cannot be answered by consulting it, whether the question is about glow-worms or the aurora borealis, black bodies of the structure of the eye, mirages or fluorescence. This is a marvelous book, one of the best paperbacks I have ever encountered.”—New Scientist



Light The Physics of the Photon

Light   The Physics of the Photon Author Ole Keller
ISBN-10 9781439840443
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 484
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From the early wave-particle arguments to the mathematical theory of electromagnetism to Einstein’s work on the quantization of light, different descriptions of what constitutes light have existed for over 300 years. Light – The Physics of the Photon examines the photon phenomenon from several perspectives. It demonstrates the importance of studying the photon as a concept belonging to a global vacuum (matter-free space). Divided into eight parts, the book begins with exploring aspects of classical optics in a global vacuum on the basis of free-space Maxwell equations. It then describes light rays and geodesics and presents a brief account of the Maxwell theory in general relativity. After discussing the theory of photon wave mechanics, the author gives a field-quantized description of the electromagnetic field, emphasizing single-photon quantum optics in Minkowskian space. He next focuses on photon physics in the rim zone of matter, paying particular attention to photon emission processes. He also takes a closer look at the photon source domain and field propagators, which conveniently describe the photon field propagation in the vicinity of and far from the electronic source domain. The last two parts discuss the photon vacuum and light quanta in Minkowskian space as well as two-photon entanglement, which is associated with the biphoton in space-time.



The Principles of Physical Optics

The Principles of Physical Optics Author Ernst Mach
ISBN-10 9780486173474
Release 2013-01-23
Pages 352
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The famous physicist explains early experiments, studies on polarization, the mathematical representation of the properties of light, and refinements and advances in theory. 279 figures. 10 portraits. 1926 edition.