Optics: Light for a New Age

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Jeff Hecht, Apr 1, 1987 - Science - 170 pages
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Young adult introduction to optics and light, including what light is and does, simple optics and how they work, the eye, light sources, light detection and robot vision, infrared and ultraviolet light, Optical instruments, cameras and television, fiber optics, light and life, ray guns and reality. 

 

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Contents

Optics and Light
1
What Light Is and Does
7
Simple Optics and How They Work
18
The Eye and How It Works
33
Sources of Light
45
Light Detection and Robot Vision
61
The Infrared and the Ultraviolet
74
Optical Instruments
84
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
108
Light and Life
120
Reading and Writing with Light
128
Light at Work
138
Light at War
148
Lighting Up the Future
154
Index
167
Copyright

Cameras and Television
93

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About the author (1987)

Jeff Hecht writes about science and technology. His books include Understanding Lasers, Understanding Fiber Optics, Optics: Light for a New Age; City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics; Vanishing Life - the Mystery of Mass Extinctions; Shifting Shores - Rising Sea Level and Coastal Erosion; and Laser pioneers. He writes regularly for New Scientist and Laser Focus World.

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