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
- 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!