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The Science of Imaging, Second Editionby Graham Saxby
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Edited and expanded to keep pace with the digital revolution, the new edition of this highly popular and critically acclaimed work provides a comprehensive exploration of imaging science. Brilliantly written and extensively illustrated, The Science of Imaging: An Introduction, Second Edition covers the fundamental laws of physics as well as the cutting-edge techniques defining current and future directions in the field.
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This accessible introduction to the subject takes students on a grand tour of imaging. Starting with the fundamentals of light and basic cameras, the author journeys through television and holography to advanced scientific and medical imaging. He highlights essential formulas, while keeping the complex mathematics to a minimum. Copiously illustrated with a wealth of examples and a 16-page color insert, the text covers optics, imaging systems, materials, and image interpretation and creation in a manner that makes it easy to understand.
Praise for the critically acclaimed First Edition:
It's the best book I have read on the subject at this level.
Ron Graham, RPS Journal
... every student should read it, every photographer should own it, and every lecturer and journalist should know its contents inside out.
Jon Tarrant, British Journal of Photography
Book News Annotation:
The 2002 edition had been updated to keep pace with the digital revolution. After an introduction to the mercifully still-valid physics of light and visual perception, Saxby (retired, applied sciences, U. of Wolverhampton, UK) covers topics including camera lens principles; optical resolution; color images; still, motion, high-speed, and digital photography; printing processes; imaging in television, video recording, and replay systems; 3D and holographic images; and macrography and microimaging. New material on astronomical imaging treats imaging the invisible as well as the visible. The text includes color images, Internet sources, an updated reading list, and appended information on logarithms, holograms, and the Fourier model for image formation. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Edited and expanded to keep pace with the digital revolution, this highly popular and critically acclaimed work continues to provide students with a comprehensive exploration of imaging science. Brilliantly written and extensively illustrated, it covers fundamental laws of physics as well as the cutting-edge techniques that are defining the current direction of the field. It adds a new section on astronomical imaging, as well as major revisions in the areas of digital imaging and modern technology. All references have been updated and now include a significant number of URLs leading to both teaching materials and expanded information.
A fundamental introduction to the subject, this volume takes readers on a grand tour of imaging. Starting with the fundamentals of light and basic cameras, the author journeys through television and holography to advanced scientific and medical imaging. Topics such as digital recording of images, the photographic process, and film development are dealt with in an informative and entertaining manner. The book keeps mathematics to a minimum and offers copious examples.
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