Introduction to light and optics

Magued Iskander, Samer Sadek

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An introduction to light and optics is presented in this chapter, with emphasis on light properties that are related to transparent soil modeling. Simple theories which are required for understanding the light behavior in transparent synthetic soils, including propagation of light, refraction, reflection, and speckle effects are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling with Transparent soils
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783642025006
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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