Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Physics of Light. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. AFOQT Study Guide: Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Prep Book (2021-2022)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Are you planning on taking the AFOQT and want to get your best score? Experienced educators at Military Prep Academy have created a comprehensive study guide for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. This exam preparation book covers every section on the AFOQT: Verbal Analogies Arithmetic Reasoning  Word Knowledge Math Knowledge Reading Comprehension Situational Judgement Self-Description Inventory Physical Science Table Reading Instrument Comprehension Block Counting Aviation Information 300+ Practice Test Questions : Each section of the AFOQT is covered in this study guide and is accompanied by a real length practice test that will prepare you for the official test.  Detailed Answer Guide : After each practice test, we have included a detailed answer guide. Not only does it contain the correct answers to the practice test questions, but it explains how to arrive at the correct answer. You can learn from your mistakes on the practice test by checking your answers with the detailed answer guide.  Guaranteed to Raise Your Score : If this study guide does not help you boost your score, return it for a full refund. We believe in this product’s ability to raise your score so much so that we are willing to make a promise of improving your score or your money back.  Includes Exam Success 2.0 : Understanding the subjects and types of questions on the AFOQT is only one aspect to exam success. Understanding how to study and mentally face the most challenging aspects of the test is an entirely different skill, yet vital to you maximizing your score. Exam Success 2.0 covers expert tips and strategies to get the most out of your test preparation and doing your best on test day. USAF is not affiliated with Military Prep Academy. AFOQT is a registered trademark of Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.

  • Author: Military Prep Academy
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 979-8559395401
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.74 x 11 inches


2. Understanding Physics (Motion, Sound, and Heat / Light, Magnetism, and Electricity / The Electron, Proton, and Neutron)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

3 Volumes in One: Motion, Sound & Heat; Light, Magnetism & Electricity; The Electron, Proton & Neutron. 1993 Barnes & Noble reprint of three Isaac Asimov classics. Originally published in 1966.

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Dorset Press; 1993rd edition (June 1, 1988)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-0880292511


3. Laser F/X: The Light Show Handbook (Mark II)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Laser F/X: The Light Show Handbook (Mark II) - Everything you ever wanted to know about laser light shows (laser displays). An invaluable Handbook filled with technical knowledge, diagrams and colour photos with everything you ever wanted to know about laser light shows (laser displays). This book is useful to a broad range of readers, from hobbyists to experimenters, to professionals interested in laser light shows and laser displays. This softcover version has been re-written and updated from the original 1996 Edition and includes comprehensive and up-to-date information. Moreover, this is the only technical Handbook in the field that provides expert information and guidance to help anyone interested in lasers learn and grow in creating their own beautiful laser light displays. An indispensable and valuable information source for anyone into laser shows and laser displays.

  • Author: Richard Gonsalves
  • Publisher: R.A.G.e. Media (July 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts
  • ISBN: 978-1777624309
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.38 x 11 inches


4. Optics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Accurate, authoritative and comprehensive, Optics, Fourth Edition has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible.

  • Author: Eugene Hecht
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 4th edition (August 1, 2001)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-0805385663
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches


5. Optical Performance Monitoring: Advanced Techniques for Next-Generation Photonic Networks

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

This in-depth, detailed reference presents for the first time a comprehensive treatment of recent advances in optical performance monitoring. Written by leading experts in the field, the book provides an overview of recent developments in the area and the role of OPM in future optical systems and networks. Detailed discussions of various advanced techniques are provided to illustrate their principles. FEATURES: Presents the principles and applications of advanced OPM techniques, together with a comparative evaluation of their effectiveness in monitoring individual parameters, such as optical signal-to-noise ratio, chromatic dispersion, and polarization mode dispersion Explains the principles of the various advanced optical signal processing techniques and their applications in OPM Examines the role and applications of OPM in optical networks, including optical transport networks, coherent optical systems, and long-haul optical transmission systems Discusses the current approaches of OPM in the global standard SDH/SONET This book is ideal for technical professionals and researchers who want to understand and evaluate advanced techniques in OPM and their impact on the practical design of next-generation optical systems and networks.

  • Author: Calvin C. K. Chan
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (March 19, 2010)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0123749505
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches


6. Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

How do magnets work? What makes a curve ball curve? What keeps an airplane in the air? How can a pulley make you five times stronger? Now you can learn the answers to these and other questions about basic physics through 101 fun, safe, low-cost experiments and activities that can be performed at home or in the classroom. In Physics for Every Kid , you'll learn about gravity from funnels that seem to defy nature by rolling up hill. Using a balloon as a power source, you'll make a fluorescent light bulb glow and learn how electrons are used to produce light. And you'll levitate a Ping-Pong ball to understand aerodynamics. Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave: Astronomy for Every Kid Biology for Every Kid Chemistry for Every Kid Dinosaurs for Every Kid Earth Science for Every Kid Geography for Every Kid Geometry for Every Kid The Human Body for Every Kid Math for Every Kid

  • Author: Janice VanCleave
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0471525059
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches


7. Light and Color in Nature and Art

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

An introduction to the science of light and color and its applications to photography, art, natural phenomena, and other related areas. Explains the origin of phenomena commonly encountered in nature and art, emphasizing the physical aspects but also touching on aspects of physiology and psychology that directly influence how visual images are perceived. Covers the effect of mixing color, the notion of color spaces, how atoms and molecules affect light, how light can be measured, the effect of using a lens, and many other topics. Requires little or no mathematical background. Includes questions and references for further reading.

  • Author: Samuel J. Williamson
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons (March 8, 1983)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-0471083740
  • Dimensions: 6.32 x 1.19 x 10.28 inches


8. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2: (Chapters 21-33)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

The sixth edition offers a completely integrated text and media solution that will enable students to learn more effectively and professors to teach more efficiently. The text includes a new strategic problem-solving approach, an integrated Maths Tutorial, and new tools to improve conceptual understanding. It is also available in the following versions: Volume 1 Mechanics/Oscillations and Waves/Thermodynamics (Chapters 1-20), Volume 3 Elementary Modern Physics (Chapters 34-41), Standard Version (Chapters 1-33), and Extended Version (Chapters 1-41).

  • Author: Paul A. Tipler
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; Sixth edition (May 4, 2007)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-1429201339
  • Dimensions: 9.06 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches


9. Laser Cutting Guide for Manufacturing

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Laser Cutting Guide for Manufacturing presents practical information and troubleshooting and design tools from a quality manufacturing perspective. Equally applicable to small shops as it is to large fabricator companies, this guide is a roadmap for developing, implementing, operating, and maintaining a laser-cutting manufacturing enterprise. The book focuses on metal cutting of sheets, plates, tubes, and 3-D shaped stampings. It presents today's reality of the engineering and business challenges, and opportunities presented by the rapid penetration cutting in all facets of industry.

  • Author: Charles L. Caristan
  • Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers; illustrated edition (December 1, 2003)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Physics
  • ISBN: 978-0872636866
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.25 x 9 inches


10. Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics of Light - August 2021

Art interprets the visible world. Physics charts its unseen workings. The two realms seem completely opposed. But consider that both strive to reveal truths for which there are no words––with physicists using the language of mathematics and artists using visual images. In Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, artists have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Monet and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs could have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists on so many occasions throughout history. Provicative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science––and an exhilarating history of ideas.

  • Author: Leonard Shlain
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (February 27, 2007)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0061227974
  • Dimensions: 9.16 x 6.34 x 1.33 inches