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Electromagnetic Radiation

Selected Literature References

The reference materials listed in this section are an excellent source of additional information on the diverse topic of electromagnetic radiation. Included are references to books, book chapters, and review articles, which discuss the theory and applications of electromagnetic radiation and how they relate to the physics of light and color.


The propagation of light., Hecht, E., in Optics, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, San Francisco, California, pages 86-148 (2002).

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles., Kuehni, R., Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York, 186 pages (1997).

Empire of Light: A History of Discovery in Science and Art., Perkowitz, S., Henry Holt and Company, New York, 227 pages (1996).

Why Nothing Can Travel Faster than Light... and Other Explorations in Nature's Curiosity Shop., Zimmerman, B. and Zimmerman, D., Contemporary Books, Chicago, Illinois, 309 pages (1993).

Light (The Eyewitness Science Series, Volume 2)., Burnie, D., DK Publishing, New York, 64 pages (1992).

Light., Ditchburn, R., Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 680 pages (1991).

Optics, the Science of Vision., Ronchi, V., Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 360 pages (1991).

Colour: Why the World Isn't Grey., Rossotti, H., Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 239 pages (1985).

Theories of Vision From Al-Kindi to Kepler., Lindberg, D., University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 324 pages (1976).

Light and Vision., Mueller, C. and Rudolph, M., Time-Life, New York, 200 pages (1966).

Book Chapters and Review Articles

Some fundamentals: color, light, and interactions., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color, 2nd edition, Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York, pages 1-33 (2001).

Basic properties of the electromagnetic field., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 1-74 (1999).

The mystery of light., Rossing, T. and Chiaverina, C., in Light Science: Physics and the Visual Arts, Springer-Verlag, New York, pages 23-48 (1999).

Colorimetry., Brainard, D., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamental, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition., Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 26.1-26.54 (1995).

Fundamental properties of light., Falk, D., in Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 3-28 (1986).

The properties of light., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 3-23 (1976).

The electromagnetic character of light., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 423-437 (1976).


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