By Arnold Sommerfeld

This 383 web page textual content from 1959 is a continuation of the textual content "Electrodynamics" from the lectures of Arnold Sommerfeld. Divided into numerous chapters facing the subsequent subject matters: mirrored image and Refraction of sunshine, Optics of relocating Media, concept of Dispersion, Crystal Optics, difficulties of Diffraction, challenge of the slim Slit, Presentation of the Cerenkov Electron, White mild, and extra.

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