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Let there be light, the story of light from atoms to galaxies, Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill

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Let there be light, the story of light from atoms to galaxies, Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Let there be light
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
833028168
Responsibility statement
Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill
Sub title
the story of light from atoms to galaxies
Summary
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
Table Of 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 -- 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 -- Road to 'heavy light'
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