Galen C. Duree Jr. Optics For Dummies

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Optics For Dummies

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9781118017234: Optics For Dummies

The easy way to shed light on Optics

In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter.

Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals.

  • Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course
  • Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations
  • Valuable tips for study from college professors

If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!

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Learn to:

  • Use optics principles and devices properly
  • Avoid common mistakes in working with typical optics problems
  • Determine image locations and characteristics with simple calculations
  • Grasp the basic concepts behind lasers and laser applications

An illuminating exploration of optics and optical technologies

Get turned on to the study of light with this friendly guide to the world of optics. Discover how the fundamentals of optical technologies help brighten your everyday life — from the common table lamp to more complex devices such as cellphones, cameras, x-ray machines, 3-D TVs, and more. With the enlightening facts presented in this book, you'll never feel left in the dark in your optics course.

  • Optics that are high in fiber — get a grasp on the essentials behind fiber-optic cables for high-speed, long-distance communications
  • Making the world look like you want it to — learn how to calculate the location of an image and determine the image's characteristics
  • Shed light on light — find out how light allows you to see, transmit data, cut things, and control electrical circuits
  • Catch the waves — understand the wave property of light and how waves are used to see things you can't see with your naked eye
  • Lasers pointing here and there — discover the basic idea behind the laser and some of its uses in medicine and the military
  • Look far away from Earth — take a look at the different types of telescopes and what you can do with them

Open the book and find:

  • The differences among incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs and diodes
  • Tips for knowing what you can and can't see in CAT scans, PET scans, MRI scans, NMR scans, and x-ray pictures
  • Why you see things in 3-D
  • The principles for testing eyesight and prescribing corrective eyeglass lenses
  • The basic ideas involved in making a laser
  • The behavior and properties of visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light

About the Author:

Galen Duree, Jr., PhD, is Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, where he is also the Director of the Center for Applied Optics Studies. Duree jointly established the Ultrashort Pulse Laser Laboratory at RHIT and continues to work with the Navy.

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