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Good book on light/optics and microscopes

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  1. Jul 3, 2014 #1
    Hi awesome people at physicsforum,
    I'm interested in understanding light and optics such that i can understand the basics behind the different types of microscopes (phase-contrast, light microscope, electron emmision etc.). I'm not so interested in the math and calculations, more in the visual explanation of how light works and how it's used in microscopes so i have a clear picture of how the microscopes works and an intuition in how light works and can be used. Any books on those subjects?

    Kind regards,
    Christian
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    What level of understanding are you starting from?
    Note: you will not be able to achieve your stated goals to "understand the basics the different types of microscopes" and to "get a clear picture of how the microscope works" and "an intuition in how light works and can be used", without some maths.
     
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