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Waves and Grains:
Reflections on Light and Learning
Mark P. Silverman

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: Setting the Agenda3
Pt. 1Refraction7
Ch. 2Following the Straight and Narrow9
Ch. 3How Deep Is the Ocean? How High Is the Sky? Imaging in Stratified Media17
Pt. 2Diffraction and Interference33
Ch. 4Dark Spots - Bright Spots35
Ch. 5Newton's Two-Knife Experiment: The Hyperbolic Enigma45
Ch. 6Young's Two-Slit Experiment with Electrons77
Ch. 7Pursuing the Invisible: Imaging without Lenses97
Pt. 3Polarization141
Ch. 8Poles Apart: The Mysteries of Light Polarization143
Ch. 9The State of Light153
Pt. 4Reflection and Scattering197
Ch. 10The Grand Synthesis199
Ch. 11New Twists on Reflection215
Ch. 12Through a Glass Brightly: "Fresnel Amplification"261
Ch. 13A Penetrating Look at Scattered Light281
Pt. 5Playing with Waves337
Ch. 14Voice of the Dragon339
Pt. 6Science and Learning355
Ch. 15A Heretical Experiment in Teaching Physics357
Ch. 16Why Brazil Nuts Are on Top: Physics and the Art of Writing389
Ch. 17What Does It Take ...?399
Index407

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