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Light science : physics and the visual arts

Author: Thomas D Rossing; Christopher J Chiaverina
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1999.
Series: Undergraduate texts in contemporary physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for those with an interest in the visual arts and assuming no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science of light that is, the science behind what and how we see. It includes  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Rossing; Christopher J Chiaverina
ISBN: 0387988270 9780387988276
OCLC Number: 40776900
Description: xv, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Our world of light and color --
The mystery of light --
Reflection, mirrors, and kaleidoscopes --
Refraction of light --
Interference and diffraction --
Light sources --
Polarized light --
Color vision --
Holography --
Photography --
Computer images --
Optical recording, communication, and photonics --
Symmetry in art and nature --
Visual perception and illusions.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in contemporary physics.
Responsibility: Thomas D. Rossing, Christopher J. Chiaverina.
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