Note: you are also required to buy (available at the bookstore)
  1. a TurningPoint "clicker"
  2. and a lab notebook if you're taking Physics 107 concurrently

You are encouraged to purchase a used textbook to save some $, but past experience has not shown that used clickers are reliable (the battery often dies soon after purchase!). And used lab notebooks often have crucial missing pages.
Seeing the Light: Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography
David R. Falk, Dieter R. Brill, David G. Stork
Wiley, 1986*
ISBN-13: 978-0471603856
*Yes, you read that right: 1986. I would have researched a more recent textbook if I had known far enough in advance that I was teaching this class (again). Alas, I found out too late. There are many strengths in this textbook (after all, our understanding of the fundamentals of light haven't changed that much since 1986!), but weaknesses include:
Last Modified: January 2013 subject to change