This new printing of D.J. Lovell's popular 1981 text is a collection of stories about the attempts since the beginnings of history to answer the question: What is light? Lovell's introduction sets the stage: The history of man's investigations of the nature of light is fascinating. It encompasses a large cast of characters who interact with all facets of the history of mankind. The anecdotes presented here describe a few of the events that took place in man's search for the nature of light--a search which included drama, ...

Optical Anecdotes 2004, SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering

ISBN-13: 9780819455055

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