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Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to galaxies

Author: Ann Breslin; Alex Montwill
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe, this title introduces readers to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Breslin; Alex Montwill
ISBN: 9781848167582 184816758X 9781848167599 1848167598
OCLC Number: 833028168
Description: xix, 531 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing light --
Light as a ray : reflection --
Light as a ray : refraction --
Light from afar : astronomy --
Light from the past : astrophysics --
Introducing waves --
Sound waves --
Light as a wave --
Making images --
There was electricity, there was magnetism, and then there was light ... --
'Atoms of light' : the birth of quantum theory --
The development of quantum mechanics --
Atoms of light acting as particles --
Atoms of light behaving as waves --
Relativity part 1 : how it began --
Relativity part 2 : verifiable predictions --
The road to 'heavy light'.
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