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Experimental Optics
A Manual for the Laboratory

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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107683686

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  • George Frederick Charles Searle (1864–1954) was a British physicist who worked at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge for 55 years. Originally published in 1925, this book describes optical experiments carried out in Searle's practical class at the Laboratory. A broad range of experiments is contained, reflecting the diversity of student experience within the classes. Illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in optics and the history of science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107683686
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Elementary laws of optics
    2. Some applications of the laws of reflection and refraction
    3. Experiments with plane surfaces
    4. The spectrometer
    5. Experiments with prisms
    6. Spherical mirrors
    7. Thin lenses
    8. Experiments with thin lenses
    9. Coaxial optical systems - thick lenses
    10. Experiments with coaxial systems
    11. Astigmatism and focal lines
    12. Interference and polarisation by reflexion
    13. Diffraction grating and zone plate.

  • Author

    G. F. C. Searle

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