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The Nature of Light

  • Mark Gallaway
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

Our understanding of the universe at large comes almost exclusively from our understanding of light and how quantum mechanics explains the physical features we see in the spectra of astronomical objects. Astronomers measure the brightness of astronomical objects in terms of flux and magnitude. The use of coloured filters enables us to examine specific characteristics of the object being observed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Gallaway
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  1. 1.HockleyUK

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