Opticks, Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections & Colours of Light
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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aether Angle Angle of Incidence appear Aqua fortis Attraction Axis beam of Light blue Bodies breadth Bubbles cause Circles colour’d compounded Conﬁne copiously corpuscular theory Crystal dark Degrees density Diameter dilated distance easy Reﬂexion emerge equal Experiment F ringes fall farther ﬁfth ﬁnd ﬁrst Prism ﬁts Fits of easy ﬁve ﬁx’d ﬂected frangible Fringes Gravity greater green hole Image PT Inch indigo Knives length Lens less Medium middle mix’d mixture Motion Newton Object-glasses obliquely Observations Oil of Vitriol Opticks orange Paper parallel Particles pass perpendicular placed Plane Principia PROP propagated Proportion Proposition Rays of Light refrangible Rays Rings of Colours Salt of Tartar Scholium second Prism Shadow Sine of Incidence Sine of Refraction sorts of Rays Spectrum PT Speculum Substances Sun’s Light Superﬁcies Surface thence theory thickness thin Plates tion transmitted transparent Vibrations view’d violet Water waves yellow