Very good basic reference on light

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Very good basic reference on light

Recommended reading for anyone interested in slightly more technical aspects of the hobby:

http://irtel.uni-mannheim.de/lehre/seminar-psychophysik/artikel/Alex_Ryer_Light_Measurement_Handbook.pdf

 

If you don't like maths, you can just read the section intros and skip over anything that looks like an equation. There's interesting stuff throughout, at least through section 4/5/6  (talks about collimation/what the 'K' really looks like, etc). It's really pretty accessible, and the pictures are good. :bigsmile:

 

 

Reading this makes you smarter: http://lesswrong.com/

Edited by: agenthex on 08/23/2011 - 00:17
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Hell of a good find, Hex...  It helped jar a few cobwebs loose from a physics course I had years back. 

Great info here guys, and worth a read (and a bookmark).

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lol ya some physics and calc equations fell out of my ear too.

i have never seen that level of light physics - let alone that condensed. thx for sharing it

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That is funny International Light Technologies is less than two blocks away from my moms house.

I should stop in and see if I can get some free samples or something.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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*bookmarked*..

Will read it after stupid exams are over. Who needs stupid linear algebra anyway Wink

Moving electrons to light my way.