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Optics is a field of [[science]] that deals with the behavior of light, sight, and radiation. It is a branch of [[physics]] and can also describe reflections and refractions.  
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Optics is a field of [[science]] that deals with the behavior of light, sight, and radiation. It is a branch of [[physics]] and can also describe reflections and refractions. Etymologically, optics is the study of vision. Light waves are electromagnetic waves - they consist of mutually perpendicular electric fields and magnetic fields, and can travel through a vacuum. Optics is the study of electromagnetic waves in general. So it covers all waves in the electromagnetic spectrum given below:
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*[[Gamma rays]]
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*[[X-Rays]]
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*[[Ultraviolet rays]]
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*[[Visible light]]
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*[[Infrared Rays]]
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*[[Microwaves]]
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*[[Radio waves]]
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One of the most controversial questions in optics is whether light is a wave or a ray. Accordingly, there are two branches of optics, but only ray optics belongs to classical physics. Wave optics are a topic of modern physics. In ray, optics covers topics such as reflection and refraction and the dispersion of white light into its constituent colors.
 
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Revision as of 09:07, 8 July 2019

Optics is a field of science that deals with the behavior of light, sight, and radiation. It is a branch of physics and can also describe reflections and refractions. Etymologically, optics is the study of vision. Light waves are electromagnetic waves - they consist of mutually perpendicular electric fields and magnetic fields, and can travel through a vacuum. Optics is the study of electromagnetic waves in general. So it covers all waves in the electromagnetic spectrum given below:

One of the most controversial questions in optics is whether light is a wave or a ray. Accordingly, there are two branches of optics, but only ray optics belongs to classical physics. Wave optics are a topic of modern physics. In ray, optics covers topics such as reflection and refraction and the dispersion of white light into its constituent colors. This article is a stub. Help us out by expanding it.

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