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Authors

W. M. Boehm

Document Type

Research

Abstract

About a century ago the corpuscular theory of light was falling into disfavor among scientific men in general and the wave theory was taking its place. Among the many contributions to the subject we find the writings of Fresnel. It was he especially who struck the decisive blow at the dying hypothesis. That part of his work which is of particular interest to us is his application of Huyghen's principle to phenomena of diffraction.

Publication Date

1901

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

181

Last Page

188

Copyright

© Copyright 1901 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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