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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
Keywords:
eyeglasses, history, lenses, microscope, optics, physical optics, telescope, wavelet
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Metadata instance created May 15, 2009 by Alea Smith
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June 5, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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August 30, 2007
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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>.
APA Format
Taylor, L. (2007, August 30). Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from University of Maryland: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm
Chicago Format
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 13 December 2017).
MLA Format
Taylor, Leonard. Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics. College Park: University of Maryland, 2001. 30 Aug. 2007. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.ece.umd.edu/~taylor/optics.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Leonard Taylor", Title = {Optics Highlights: An Anecdotal History of Optics}, Publisher = {University of Maryland}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {13 December 2017}, Month = {August 30, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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