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Author Woolfson, Michael M. (Michael Mark)
Title The fundamentals of imaging [electronic resource] : from particles to galaxies / Michael M. Woolfson.
Published London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, c2012
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Description 1 online resource ( xiv, 360 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The human visual system. 1.1. The optical system. 1.2. The photoreceptors. 1.3. The way that nerve cells operate and communicate. 1.4. The neural network of the eye. 1.5. The visual cortex -- 2. The evolution of the eye. 2.1. Plants and light. 2.2. Different forms of eye. 2.3. The evolution of the vertebrate eye -- 3. Waves and image formation. 3.1. What is light? 3.2. Huygens' wavelets. 3.3. Reflection and refraction. 3.4. Stereoscopy. 3.5. Holography -- 4. Seeing small objects. 4.1. Resolution of the visual system. 4.2. A simple microscope -- the magnifying glass. 4.3. The compound microscope. 4.4. Phase-contrast microscopy. 4.5. Electron microscopy -- 5. Photography and the recording of images. 5.1. The origins of the camera. 5.2. Recording and storing monochrome images. 5.3. The beginning of colour photography. 5.4. Modern colour photography. 5.5. The basic construction of a camera. 5.6. Digital cameras -- 6. Detecting and imaging with infrared radiation. 6.1. The radiation from hot bodies. 6.2. the detection of infrared radiation. 6.3. Infrared imaging -- 7. Radar. 7.1. The origin of radar. 7.2. Determining the distance. 7.3. The basic requirements of a radar system. 7.4. Generators of radio frequency radiation. 7.5. Transmitting the pulses. 7.6. Reception and presentation. 7.7. Doppler radar. 7.8. Synthetic aperture radar -- 7.9. Other radar applications -- 8. Imaging the universe with visible and near-visible radiation. 8.1. Optical telescopes. 8.2. Refracting telescopes. 8.3. Reflecting telescopes. 8.4. Infrared astronomy. 8.5. Adaptive optics -- 9. Imaging the universe with longer wavelengths. 9.1. Observations in the far infrared. 9.2. Radio telescopes -- 10. Imaging the universe with shorter wavelengths. 10.1. Some aspects of imaging. 10.2. X-ray telescopes. 10.3. [symbol]-ray telescopes -- 11. Images of the earth and planets. 11.1. Aerial archaeology. 11.2. Imaging Earth. 11.3. Images of planets -- 12. Images for entertainment. 12.1. Persistence of vision. 12.2. Cinematography. 12.3. Television -- 13. Detection and imaging with sound and vibrations. 13.1. The nature of sound waves. 13.2. Animal echolocation. 13.3. The origin of echolocation devices. 13.4. Sonar. 13.5. Imaging the interior of the Earth -- 14. Medical imaging. 14.1. The discovery of X-rays. 14.2. X-ray generators. 14.3. Recording a radiographic image. 14.4. Computed tomography: CT scans. 14.5. Magnetic resonance imaging. 14.6. Imaging with ultrasound -- 15. Images of atoms. 15.1. The nature of crystals. 15.2. The phenomenon of diffraction. 15.3. The beginning of X-ray crystallography. 15.4. X-rays for diffraction experiments. 15.5. The phase problem in crystallography. 15.6. Determining crystal structures; electron-density images. 15.7. The scanning tunnelling microscope -- 16. Images of particles. 16.1. The structure of an atom. 16.2. Atom-smashing machines. 16.3. Many more particles. 16.4. Direct imaging of particle tracks.
Subject Imaging systems.
Related To Print version: Woolfson, M. M. The fundamentals of imaging. London : Imperial College Press ; c2012. 9781848166844 1848166842 9781848166851 1848166850
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