Light Science

Physics and the Visual Arts

; Christopher J. Chiaverina

Intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science behind what and how we see. The approach emphasises phenomena rather than mathematical theories and the joy of discovery rather than the drudgery of derivations. Les mer
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Intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science behind what and how we see. The approach emphasises phenomena rather than mathematical theories and the joy of discovery rather than the drudgery of derivations. The text includes numerous problems, and suggestions for simple experiments, and also considers such questions as why the sky is blue, how mirrors and prisms affect the colour of light, how compact disks work, and what visual illusions can tell us about the nature of perception. It goes on to discuss such topics as the optics of the eye and camera, the different sources of light, photography and holography, colour in printing and painting, as well as computer imaging and processing.

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Preface.- Chapter 1: Our World of Light and Color.- Chapter 2: The Wave Nature of Light.- Chapter 3: Ray Optics: Reflections, Mirrors, and Kaleidoscopes.- Chapter 4: Refraction of Light.- Chapter 5: Interference and Diffraction.- Chapter 6: Polarized Light.- Chapter 7: Light Sources and the Particle Nature of Light.- Chapter 8: Sources of Color.- Chapter 9: Color Vision.- Chapter 11: Holography.- Chapter 12: Computer Imaging. Chapter 13: Photonics - Light in the 21st Century.- Chapter 14: Visual Perception, Illusions, and the Arts.- Appendices.- Subject Index.- Name Index.