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By Ulf Leonhardt

The technological know-how of invisibility combines of physics' maximum thoughts: Einstein's normal relativity and Maxwell's rules of electromagnetism. contemporary years have witnessed significant breakthroughs within the zone, and the authors of this quantity — Ulf Leonhardt and Thomas Philbin of Scotland's college of St. Andrews — were lively within the transformation of invisibility from fiction into technology. Their paintings on designing invisibility units relies on sleek metamaterials, encouraged by means of Fermat's precept, analogies among mechanics and optics, and the geometry of curved area.
Suitable for graduate scholars and complicated undergraduates of engineering, physics, or arithmetic, and clinical researchers of all kinds, this can be the 1st authoritative textbook on invisibility and the technology at the back of it. The ebook is 2 books in a single: it introduces the mathematical foundations — differential geometry — for physicists and engineers, and it exhibits how suggestions from common relativity develop into virtually invaluable in electric and optical engineering, not just for invisibility but in addition for excellent imaging and different interesting themes. multiple hundred full-color illustrations and workouts with suggestions supplement the textual content.

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