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Understanding lasers; an entry-level guide, 3d ed.


Understanding lasers; an entry-level en·try-lev·el
Appropriate for or accessible to one who is inexperienced in a field or new to a market: an entry-level job in advertising; an entry-level computer. 
 guide, 3d ed.

Hecht Hecht   , Ben 1894-1964.

American writer of short stories, novels, such as Erik Dorn (1921), dramas, including The Front Page (1928), written with Charles MacArthur (1895-1956), and screenplays, such as Gunga Din (1938).
, Jeff.

Wiley-IEEE Press


422 pages




Hecht, a science and technology writer who has covered the laser industry for 30 years, offers an introduction to lasers and associated equipment for nontechnicians with only a minimal background in algebra algebra, branch of mathematics concerned with operations on sets of numbers or other elements that are often represented by symbols. Algebra is a generalization of arithmetic and gains much of its power from dealing symbolically with elements and operations (such as . The book begins with an overview how lasers work, what they do, and how they're used, then goes on to explore topics such as optics and laser accessories, gas lasers, solid-state and fiber lasers, semiconductor diode lasers See laser diode. , and high- and low-power laser applications. Learning features include b&w drawings and diagrams, chapter key points, multiple choice quizzes, a glossary A term used by Microsoft Word and adopted by other word processors for the list of shorthand, keyboard macros created by a particular user. See glossaries in this publication and The Computer Glossary. , and an appendix of formulas and conversions. The audience for the book includes advanced high school students, undergraduate physics and engineering students, and professionals who work with lasers but lack formal training.

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