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By Sean F. Johnston

Imagine that brightness of sunshine isn't any massive deal? re-examine. :-)

With bankruptcy titles like bankruptcy 2's "Light as a Law-Abiding Quanitity" or bankruptcy 3's "Seeing Things", this e-book has as a lot center because it does wit.

Intelligently written, it presents a tremendous counter-weight to all flights of fancy (successes--Plank's Black physique Radiation--and failures--N Rays! lol) in addition to their public belief.

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Buchwald J Z 1985 The Rise of the Wave Theory of Light (Chicago) pp 45–8. Malus observed qualitatively that the brightness of light refracted through a crystal of Iceland spar varied in a complementary way to that of the reflected component as the crystal was rotated. Assuming the total intensity to be conserved, he deduced that the reflected component was proportional to the cosine of the angle squared and that the refracted component was proportional to the sine of the angle squared. Talbot H F 1834 ‘Experiments on light’ Phil.

Cit. note 8 vol III p 57. R Smith’s 1738 A Compleat System of Optiks in Four Books (Cambridge) was translated into German in 1755. , p ix. Middleton quotes a passage illustrating Lambert’s preference for analysis rather than physical observation in his study of the hygrometer [from de Saussure H B 1783 Essais sur l’Hygrom´etrie (Neuchˆatel) p ix]: ‘Le c´el`ebre Lambert. . ce grand g´eometre, consid´erant ces objets sous son point de vue favori, semble s’ˆetre occup´e du soin de tracer g´eometriquement la marche de l’hygrom`etre.

P ix. Middleton quotes a passage illustrating Lambert’s preference for analysis rather than physical observation in his study of the hygrometer [from de Saussure H B 1783 Essais sur l’Hygrom´etrie (Neuchˆatel) p ix]: ‘Le c´el`ebre Lambert. . ce grand g´eometre, consid´erant ces objets sous son point de vue favori, semble s’ˆetre occup´e du soin de tracer g´eometriquement la marche de l’hygrom`etre. . ’ Buckley H 1944 ‘Some eighteenth-century contributions to photometry and illuminating engineering’ Trans.

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