Rays, Waves and Photons: The History of Pure and Applied Optics by William L. WolfeRays, Waves and Photons: The History of Pure and Applied Optics by William L. Wolfe

Rays, Waves and Photons: The History of Pure and Applied Optics

byWilliam L. Wolfe

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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Rays Waves and Photons is a history of the development of our knowledge of light and its many applications. For example, the development of telescopes is outlined from their first invention by Hans Lippershey, its improvement and use by Galileo all the way to the proposed James Webb telescope in space and the Giant Magellan one in the Andes. The history of infrared applications is covered from its discovery by William Herschel through its development in Germany until its use in, among other things, finding the Boston bomber. Some forty different subjects are described historically including optical design, microscopes, cameras, spectacles, military, medical and fiber optics and lasers. Each has its own chapter and its own history.

William L. (Bill) Wolfe was born at a very early age in Yonkers, NY. He graduated with honors from Bucknell University and did graduate work at The University of Michigan. He has taught at Michigan, Northeastern and The University of Arizona from which he is now Professor Emeritus (as he pronounces it, Meritless). In between he had a r...
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Title:Rays, Waves and Photons: The History of Pure and Applied OpticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942901798

ISBN - 13:9781942901792

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