Download e-book for kindle: A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth by Olivier Darrigol

By Olivier Darrigol

ISBN-10: 0199644373

ISBN-13: 9780199644377

This booklet is a long term historical past of optics, from early Greek theories of imaginative and prescient to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave concept of sunshine. It exhibits how gentle steadily turned the valuable entity of a site of physics that now not mentioned the functioning of the attention; it retraces the following pageant among medium-based and corpuscular innovations of sunshine; and it info the nineteenth-century flourishing of mechanical ether theories. The author
critically exploits and occasionally completes the extra really expert histories that experience flourished some time past few years. The ensuing synthesis brings out the actors' long term reminiscence, their dependence on vast cultural shifts, and the evolution of disciplinary divisions and connections. Conceptual precision,
textual concision, and considerable representation make the ebook obtainable to a extensive number of readers attracted to the origins of recent optics.

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