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Introduction to Optics

Introduction to Optics Lowest new price: $57.84
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Author: Frank L. Pedrotti

Introduction to Optics is now available in a re-issued edition from Cambridge University Press. Designed to offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text also allows instructors to select specialized content to suit individual curricular needs and goals. Specific features of the text, in terms of coverage beyond traditional areas, include extensive use of matrices in dealing with ray tracing, polarization, and multiple thin-film interference; three chapters devoted to lasers; a separate chapter on the optics of the eye; and individual chapters on holography, coherence, fiber optics, interferometry, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, and Fresnel equations.

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Introduction to Modern Optics (Dover Books on Physics)

Introduction to Modern Optics (Dover Books on Physics) Lowest new price: $12.35
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Author: Grant R. Fowles
Brand: Dover Publications

This incisive text provides a basic undergraduate-level course in modern optics for students in physics, technology and engineering. The first half of the book deals with classical physical optics; the second principally with the quantum nature of light. Chapters 1 and 2 treat the propagation of light waves, including the concepts of phase and group velocities, and the vectorial nature of light. Chapter 3 applies the concepts of partial coherence and coherence length to the study of interference, and Chapter 4 takes up multiple-beam interference and includes Fabry-Perot interferometry and multilayer-film theory. Diffraction and holography are the subjects of Chapter 5, and the propagation of light in material media (including crystal and nonlinear optics) are central to Chapter 6. Chapters 7 and 8 introduce the quantum theory of light and elementary optical spectra, and Chapter 9 explores the theory of light amplification and lasers. Chapter 10 briefly outlines ray optics in order to introduce students to the matrix method for treating optical systems and to apply the ray matrix to the study of laser resonators.
Many applications of the laser to the study of optics are integrated throughout the text. The author assumes students have had an intermediate course in electricity and magnetism and some advanced mathematics beyond calculus. For classroom use, a list of problems is included at the end of each chapter, with selected answers at the end of the book.

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Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of Color Technology

Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of Color Technology Lowest new price: $174.81
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Author: Roy S. Berns

Fully updated-the classic comprehensive introduction to colortechnology
The Third Edition of Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of ColorTechnology combines the clarity and ease of use of earlier editionswith two decades of advancement in the theory and technology ofcolor. Defining color as "a certain kind of light, its effect onthe human eye, or (most important of all) the result of this effectin the mind of the viewer," the book offers detailed coverage ofcolor, colorants, the coloring of materials, and reproducing thecolor of materials through imaging.
While retaining important material on the color technology ofpaints, plastics, textiles, and other materials, the Third Editionfeatures in-depth coverage of computer-generated color, digitalimage capture, desktop color printing, and colormanagement-achieving color fidelity among scanners, digitalcameras, and other color imaging devices. The new edition ofPrinciples of Color Technology offers expanded coverage thatincludes:
* Measuring color quality-a new chapter describes the principlesand applications of setting instrumental color tolerances
* Mathematics of color technology-a new appendix presentsprinciples of color technology using mathematics
* Color modeling-additional material covers CRT displays and colorprinting
Supplemented with copious numerical examples, graphs, andillustrations that clarify and explain complex material, as well asside bars that present technical details in a well-organized,accessible manner, this excellent and exciting introduction fornewcomers to the field is also a valuable reference for experiencedcolor technologists, color specialists, chemical and industrialengineers, computer scientists, research scientists, andmathematicians interested in color.

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The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors Lowest new price: $8.42
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Author: Chris Barton
Brand: Barton, Chris/ Persiani, Tony (ILT)

A discovery that made the world a brighter place!

Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving.

When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity—Day-Glo.

This cover reproduction is not printed with Day-Glo colors. The actual book, however, is printed using three Day-Glo colors: Saturn Yellow, Fire Orange, and Signal Green.

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The Landscape Lighting Book

The Landscape Lighting Book Lowest new price: $88.37
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Author: Janet Lennox Moyer
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This richly illustrated, up-to-date guide offers practical coverage of all aspects of lighting design. Written by an award-winning, internationally known lighting designer, it covers lighting practices, materials, and their design applications and offers guidelines for preparing lighting drawings, control and transfer charts, symbol lists, and other technical specifications. This edition provides a new focus on the use of LEDs, as well as new and expanded coverage of renderings, Mesopic Vision, and the latest controls approaches and systems.

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Introduction to Mineralogy

Introduction to Mineralogy Lowest new price: $126.81
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Author: William Nesse

The second edition of Introduction to Mineralogy follows the highly successful first edition, which become an overnight market leader. Introduction to Mineralogy consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. It presents the important traditional content of mineralogy including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth to provide a foundation that enables students to understand the nature and occurrence of minerals. Physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are outlined as well. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. Appendices provide tables and diagrams to help students with mineral identification, using both physical and optical properties. Numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs help make complex concepts understandable. Introduction to Mineralogy is available with Daniel Schulze's An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section for a nominal additional fee.

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A Systems Approach to Lithium-Ion Battery Management (Artech House Power Engineering)

A Systems Approach to Lithium-Ion Battery Management (Artech House Power Engineering) Lowest new price: $130.00
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Author: Phillip Weicker

The advent of lithium ion batteries has brought a significant shift in the area of large format battery systems. This title discusses battery management system (BMS) technology for large format lithium-ion battery packs from a systems perspective. It provides an update on BMS technology, covering software, hardware, integration, testing, and safety.

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Handbook of Optical Systems, 5 Volume Set (Gross/Optical Systems V1-V6 special prices until 6V ST published (VCH))

Handbook of Optical Systems, 5 Volume Set (Gross/Optical Systems V1-V6 special prices until 6V ST published (VCH)) Lowest new price: $2,005.00
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The state-of-the-art full-colored handbook gives a comprehensive introduction to the principles and the practice of calculation, layout, and understanding of optical systems and lens design. Written by reputed industrial experts in the field, this text introduces the user to the basic properties of optical systems, aberration theory, classification and characterization of systems, advanced simulation models, measuring of system quality and manufacturing issues.


Principles of Molecular Photochemistry: An Introduction

Principles of Molecular Photochemistry: An Introduction Lowest new price: $81.07
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Author: Nicholas J. Turro
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This book develops photochemical and photophysical concepts from a small set of familiar principles. Derived in part from Nick Turro s best-selling text for three decades Modern Molecular Photochemistry this updated primer introduces an initial paradigm that relates the photon and a reactant molecular structure to photochemistry through the structure and dynamics of electronically excited states, reactive intermediates and products. The same paradigm is readily adapted to incorporate the photon and a reactant molecular structure to photophysics. The book provides brilliantly clear descriptions in pictorial terms that can be readily understood by the student and applied to systems of interest. This text will be of interest to not only practicing photochemists and their students, but also to biological scientists, polymer scientists, material scientists and nanoscientists who use photochemistry and photophysics in their research and teaching.

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Optical System Design, Second Edition

Optical System Design, Second Edition Lowest new price: $103.84
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Author: Robert F. Fischer

Learn advanced optical design techniques from the field's most respected guide

Honed for more than 20 years in an SPIE professional course taught by renowned optical systems designer Robert E. Fischer, Optical System Design, Second Edition brings you the latest cutting-edge design techniques and more than 400 detailed diagrams that clearly illustrate every major procedure in optical design.

This thoroughly updated resource helps you work better and faster with computer-aided optical design techniques, diffractive optics, and the latest applications, including digital imaging, telecommunications, and machine vision. No need for complex, unnecessary mathematical derivations-instead, you get hundreds of examples that break the techniques down into understandable steps. For twenty-first century optical design without the mystery, the authoritative Optical Systems Design, Second Edition features:

  • Computer-aided design use explained through sample problems
  • Case studies of third-millennium applications in digital imaging, sensors, lasers, machine vision, and more
  • New chapters on optomechanical design, systems analysis, and stray-light suppression
  • New chapter on polarization including lots of really useful information
  • New and expanded chapter on diffractive optics
  • Techniques for getting rid of geometrical aberrations
  • Testing, tolerancing, and manufacturing guidance
  • Intelligent use of aspheric surfaces in optical design
  • Pointers on using off-the-shelf optics
  • Basic optical principles and solutions for common and advanced design problems

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