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

By Olivier Darrigol

This ebook is a long term heritage of optics, from early Greek theories of imaginative and prescient to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave concept of sunshine. It indicates how mild progressively grew to become the primary entity of a site of physics that now not talked about the functioning of the attention; it retraces the next pageant among medium-based and corpuscular thoughts of sunshine; and it info the nineteenth-century flourishing of mechanical ether theories. The author
critically exploits and infrequently completes the extra really expert histories that experience flourished long ago 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 plentiful representation make the ebook obtainable to a huge number of readers attracted to the origins of recent optics.

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