Tištěná verze: Johnsen, Sonke Optics of Life : A Biologist’s Guide to Light in Nature Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011 ISBN 9780691139913
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Optics--a field of physics focusing on the study of light--is also central to many areas of biology, including vision, ecology, botany, animal behavior, neurobiology, and molecular biology. The Optics of Life introduces the fundamentals of optics to biologists and nonphysicists, giving them the tools they need to successfully incorporate optical measurements and principles into their research. Sönke Johnsen starts with the basics, describing the properties of light and the units and geometry of measurement. He then explores how light is created and propagates and how it interacts with matter.
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Units and Geometry; Chapter Three: Emission; Chapter Four: Absorption; Chapter Five: Scattering; Chapter Six: Scattering with Interference; Chapter Seven: Fluorescence; Chapter Eight: Polarization; Chapter Nine: Measuring Light; Chapter Ten: What is Light, Really?; Appendix A: Converting Spectral Irradiance to Lux; Appendix B: Calculating the Absorbance Spectrum of a Visual Pigment; Appendix C: Refractive Indices of Common Substances; Appendix D: Optical Properties of Very Clear Water