Properties of Light
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HMH Books, 2000.
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Rebecca Goldstein., & Rebecca Goldstein|AUTHOR. (2000). Properties of Light. HMH Books.

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Rebecca Goldstein and Rebecca Goldstein|AUTHOR. 2000. Properties of Light. HMH Books.

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