Opticks, Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections & Colours of Light

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Courier Corporation, 1979 - Science - 406 pages
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Here is one of the most readable of all the great classics of physical science. First published in 1704, Newton's "Opticks" provides not only a survey of the 18th-century knowledge about all aspects of light, but also a countless number of the author's unique scientific insights. It will impress the modern reader by its surprisingly contemporary viewpoint.

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian. His 1687 monograph, Philosophia Naturalis Principia, lays the foundations for most of classical mechanics.

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