The Theory of Light

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Macmillan and Company, 1890 - Light - 574 pages
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Page 467 - PRS, &c., Fellow of Pembroke College, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge. First Course: ON THE NATURE OF LIGHT.— Second Course: ON LIGHT AS A MEANS OF INVESTIGATION.
Page 468 - AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE LUNAR THEORY, with a Brief Sketch of the Problem up to the time of Newton. Second Edition, revised. Crown 8vo. $s. 6d. HEMMING— AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS, for the Use of Colleges and Schools.
Page 18 - Those that are averse from assenting to any new discoveries but such as they can explain by an hypothesis may for the present suppose that, as stones by falling upon water put the water into an undulating motion and all bodies by percussion excite vibrations in the air, so the rays of light...
Page 468 - Roscoe. — Works by Sir HENRY E. ROSCOE, FRS, formerly Professor of Chemistry in the Victoria University the Owens College, Manchester.
Page 18 - Stones by falling upon Water put the Water into an undulating Motion, and all Bodies by percussion excite vibrations in the Air, so the Rays of Light, by impinging on any refracting or reflecting Surface, excite vibrations in the refracting or reflecting Medium or Substance, and by exciting them agitate the solid parts of the refracting or reflecting Body, and by agitating them cause...
Page 468 - Roscoe and Schorlemmer. — INORGANIC AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. A Complete Treatise on Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. By Sir Henry E. ROSCOE, FRS, and Professor C. SCHORLEMMER, FRS With numerous Illustrations. Medium 8vo. Vols. I. and II.— INORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
Page 19 - Is not the heat of the warm room conveyed through the vacuum by the vibrations of a much subtiler medium than air, which, after the air was drawn out remained in the vacuum?
Page 467 - THE MOTION OF VORTEX RINGS, A TREATISE ON. An Essay to which the Adams Prize was adjudged in 1882 in the University of Cambridge. By JJ THOMSON, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Experimental Physics in the University.
Page 18 - Were I to assume an hypothesis, it should be this, if propounded more generally so as not to determine what light is, further than that it is something or other capable of exciting vibrations in the aether...

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