Opticks by Sir Isaac Newton

Opticks

bySir Isaac Newton

Kobo ebook | August 22, 2015

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My Design in this Book is not to explain the Properties of Light by Hypotheses, but to propose and prove them by Reason and Experiments: In order to which I shall premise the following Definitions and Axioms.

DEFIN. I.
By the Rays of Light I understand its least Parts, and those as well Successive in the same Lines, as Contemporary in several Lines. For it is manifest that Light consists of Parts, both Successive and Contemporary; because in the same place you may stop that which comes one moment, and let pass that which comes presently after; and in the same time you may stop it in any one place, and let it pass in any other. For that part of Light which is stopp'd cannot be the same with that which is let pass. The least Light or part of Light, which may be stopp'd alone without the rest of the Light, or propagated alone, or do or suffer any thing alone, which the rest of the Light doth not or suffers not, I call a Ray of Light...
Title:OpticksFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 22, 2015Publisher:Sir Isaac NewtonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:6050407371

ISBN - 13:9786050407372

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