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Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age

Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age Lowest new price: $16.09
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Author: Bruce Watson
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine.

Battling darkness and despair, Gothic architects crafted radiant cathedrals while Dante dreamed a "heaven of pure light." Later, following Leonardo's advice, Renaissance artists learned to capture light on canvas. During the Scientific Revolution, Galileo gathered light in his telescope, Descartes measured the rainbow, and Newton used prisms to solidify the science of optics. But even after Newton, light was an enigma. Particle or wave? Did it flow through an invisible "ether"? Through the age of Edison and into the age of lasers, Light reveals how light sparked new wonders--relativity, quantum electrodynamics, fiber optics, and more.

Although lasers now perform everyday miracles, light retains its eternal allure. "For the rest of my life," Einstein said, "I will reflect on what light is." Light explores and celebrates such curiosity.

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Femtosecond Real-Time Spectroscopy of Small Molecules and Clusters (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics)

Femtosecond Real-Time Spectroscopy of Small Molecules and Clusters (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics) Lowest new price: $118.68
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Author: Elmar Schreiber

This book gives a detailed overview on this new and exciting field at the boundary of physics and chemistry.
Laser-induced ultrafast molecuar dynamics is presented for many textbook-like examples of model molecules and clusters.
Experimental results on phenomena like wave packet propagation, ultrafast photodissociation and femtosecond structural redistribution are presented and described theoretically.


The Secret of Light

The Secret of Light Lowest new price: $24.90
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Author: Walter Russell

This book explains the nature of Light and proves the existence of God by methods and standards acceptable to science and religion alike. It lays a spiritual foundation under the material one of science; one upon which the current New Age movement is built.

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The Landscape Lighting Book

The Landscape Lighting Book Lowest new price: $70.87
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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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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Materials Interfaces: Atomic-level Structure and Properties

Materials Interfaces: Atomic-level Structure and Properties Lowest new price: $436.71
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Brand: D Wolf

Many of the most important properties of materials in high-technology applications are strongly influenced or even controlled by the presence of solid interfaces. In this work, leading international authorities review the broad range of subjects in this field focusing on the atomic level properties of solid interfaces.

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Quantum Optics: An Introduction (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Quantum Optics: An Introduction (Oxford Master Series in Physics) Lowest new price: $35.86
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Author: Mark Fox
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Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics. The text is divided into four main parts, covering modern topics in both pure and applied quantum optics: I Introduction and background material. II. Photons. III. Atom-photon interactions. IV. Quantum information processing. The emphasis of the subject development is on intuitive physical understanding rather than mathematical arguments, although many derivations are included where appropriate. The text includes numerous illustrations, with a particular emphasis on the experimental observations of quantum optical phenomena. Each chapter includes worked examples, together with 10-15 exercises with solutions. Six appendices are included to supplement the main subject material.

To request a copy of the Solutions Manual, visit: http://global.oup.com/uk/academic/physics/admin/solutions

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  • Oxford University Press USA

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Classic Lanterns: A Guide and Reference (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Classic Lanterns: A Guide and Reference (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Lowest new price: $26.85
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Author: Dennis Pearson
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The first photographic investigation of the history, companies, people, places, uses, prices, and the kerosene lanterns themselves. Some of these lanterns are so rare they have never been photographed before. Each lantern is described in detail, over 200 photos and illustrations, over 30 color photos. Detailed restoration information, American and foreign lanterns, railroad lanterns, and lots of barn lanterns. Collecting tips, newly revised quick reference prices, and the Universal Value Calculator. The author is an antiques restorer with over 25 years of lantern collecting experience.

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Statistical Optics (Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics)

Statistical Optics (Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics) Lowest new price: $88.68
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Author: Joseph W. Goodman

This book discusses statistical methods that are useful for treating problems in modern optics, and the application of these methods to solving a variety of such problems

This book covers a variety of statistical problems in optics, including both theory and applications.  The text covers the necessary background in statistics, statistical properties of light waves of various types, the theory of partial coherence and its applications, imaging with partially coherent light, atmospheric degradations of images, and noise limitations in the detection of light. New topics have been introduced in the second edition, including:

  • Analysis of the Vander Pol oscillator model of laser light
  • Coverage on coherence tomography and coherence multiplexing of fiber sensors
  • An expansion of the chapter on imaging with partially coherent light, including several new examples
  • An expanded section on speckle and its properties
  • New sections on the cross-spectrum and bispectrum techniques for obtaining images free from atmospheric distortions
  • A new section on imaging through atmospheric turbulence using coherent light
  • The addition of the effects of “read noise” to the discussions of limitations encountered in detecting very weak optical signals
  • A number of new problems and many new references have been added 
Statistical Optics, Second Edition is written for researchers and engineering students interested in optics, physicists and chemists, as well as graduate level courses in a University Engineering or Physics Department.

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A Modern Course in University Physics: Optics, Thermal Physics, Modern Physics

A Modern Course in University Physics: Optics, Thermal Physics, Modern Physics Lowest new price: $103.69
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Author: Fuxiang Han

This is a calculus-based textbook on general physics. It contains all the major subjects covered in an intermediate or advanced course on general physics. It also embraces the most recent developments in science and technology. With this book, students can have a better understanding of physics principles and a broad view on the applications of physics ideas. Through coherent and humorous elucidation of physics principles, this book makes learning general physics a fun and interesting activity.


Nonlinear Optics, Third Edition

Nonlinear Optics, Third Edition Lowest new price: $87.97
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Author: Robert W. Boyd
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Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field.

The book presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics, covering fundamental issues and applied aspects of this exciting area.

Nonlinear Optics will have lasting appeal to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest.

  • Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics
  • Combines first-rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics
  • Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry
  • Strong emphasis on the fundamentals

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  • Academic Press

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