Polarised light in science and nature (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Polarised light in science and nature

Polarised light in science and nature

Author: David Pye
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Do you know: How to make a kaleidoscope that offers endless colour combinations for each of its infinite variety of patterns?; Blue sky has a pattern that insects can use as a compass?; Small crystals can light up in brilliant colours that are used to identify them in thin rock sections?; How a camera shutter can open and close again in just one billionth of a second - the time it takes for light to travel only 30  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Pye
ISBN: 0750306734 9780750306737
OCLC Number: 45486927
Description: ix, 124 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Aligning the waves --
Changing direction --
Crystals --
Fields --
Left hand, right hand --
Scattering --
Reflection --
Going circular --
Seeing the polarisation --
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This book describes a number of simple methods for showing that light is polarised and determining the direction of vibration. It is based on a demonstration lecture, called 'Polar Explorations in  Read more...


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