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published by the University of Maryland
written by Leonard Taylor
This web site contains a chronological history of optics, including major discoveries, recent innovations, and the people who have made key contributions to the field.  Sections include ancient history, telescopes and microscopes, ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic waves and quanta, and roots of modern optical systems.

It was developed and maintained by the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Maryland.
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© 2001 L.S. Taylor
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eyeglasses, history, lenses, microscope, optics, physical optics, telescope, wavelet
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August 30, 2007

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: Behavior of Light

This is an easy-to-read time line of milestones in optics, highlighting contributions of key people in the field.  It begins with the investigations of the early Greeks, progresses through early telescopes and microscopes, and continues the journey from ray optics and wave optics through the revolutionary advances of the 20th Century.

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L. Taylor, (University of Maryland, College Park, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm).
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L. Taylor, Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics (University of Maryland, College Park, 2001), <http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm>.
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Taylor, L. (2007, August 30). Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from University of Maryland: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm
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Taylor, Leonard. Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics. College Park: University of Maryland, August 30, 2007. http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm (accessed 19 April 2014).
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Taylor, Leonard. Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics. College Park: University of Maryland, 2001. 30 Aug. 2007. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm>.
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