Optics For Dummies

by Galen C. Duree

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  • 1118024370
  • 9781118017234
  • 9781118024379
  • 9781118024393
The easy way to shed light on Optics

In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter.

Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals.

  • Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course
  • Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations
  • Valuable tips for study from college professors

If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!


  • Wiley; July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781118024379
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Optics For Dummies
  • Author: Galen C. Duree
  • Imprint: For Dummies
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1118024370
  • 9781118017234
  • 9781118024379
  • 9781118024393

About The Author

Galen Duree, Jr., PhD, is Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, where he is also the Director of the Center for Applied Optics Studies. Duree jointly established the Ultrashort Pulse Laser Laboratory at RHIT and continues to work with the Navy.