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Patterns of light : chasing the spectrum from Aristotle to LEDs

Author: Steven Beeson; James W Mayer
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2008.
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Begins by addressing properties of light as seen in the everyday world: events such as refraction in a pool, lenses in the form of glasses, the colors of objects, atmospheric events, and more. This title includes chapters that explain these events at the atomic and subatomic level.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beeson, Steven.
Patterns of light.
New York : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2007936185
(OCoLC)181090648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Beeson; James W Mayer
ISBN: 9780387751078 0387751076 0387751068 9780387751061 9786611087692 6611087699
OCLC Number: 261325353
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The path of light --
The reflection of light --
Daguerreotypes : light captured --
The refraction of light --
Lenses : from water drops to telescopes --
Sources of light and color --
Diffraction and interference --
Rainbows --
Sea, sky, and cloud --
Polarized light and sunglasses --
Photons, electrons, and the atom --
X-rays, ultraviolet light, and infrared --
X-ray emission : Earth, Moon, and Mars --
Appendix A.
Responsibility: Steven Beeson and James W. Mayer.
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