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by Christiaan Huygens

eBook Treatise on Light epub
  • ISBN: 0554365472
  • Author: Christiaan Huygens
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Historical Study & Educational Resources
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 140 pages
  • ePUB size: 1228 kb
  • FB2 size 1635 kb
  • Formats azw lrf lit mobi


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Treatise on Light (French: Traité de la Lumière) is a 1690 book written by the Dutch polymath Christiaan Huygens on his wave theory of light. Huygens' starting point was Descartes' theory, as presented in the Dioptrique, which Huygens aimed to supplant. Huygens' theory is also seen as the historical rival of Newton's theory, which was presented in the Opticks. C. Huygens, Traité de la Lumière, Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, 1690; archive. org/details/bub gb kVxsaYdZaaoC.

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Treatise on Light In which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion, & in refraction and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystal. translated by Silvanus P. Thompson. First published in 1912

Treatise on Light In which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion, & in refraction and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystal. First published in 1912. Last updated Mon Feb 16 20:25:55 2015. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia.

Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before Newton's Opticks. The book explains how light travels (. that it has a certain velocity), and what happens when it hits a surface (refraction and reflection). A large portion of the book is devoted to the double refraction occurring in Iceland chrystal, and all drawn conclusions are proved geometrically. Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695) was a prominent physicist and astronomer. His main discoveries are the centrifugal force, collision laws for bodies and.

Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before . His main discoveries are the centrifugal force, collision laws for bodies and the argument that light consists of waves. He was a contemporary of Galilei and Descartes, and a member of the French Royal Society since 1663.

8 quotes from Christiaan Huygens: 'The world is my country, science is my religion. 'I believe that we do not know anything for certain, but everything probably. and 'How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them.

eBook "Treatise on Light" by Christiaan Huygens I shall therefore essay in this book, to give, in accordance with the principles accepted in the Philosophy of the present day, some clearer and more.

eBook "Treatise on Light" by Christiaan Huygens. Such are that the rays of light are propagated in straight lines; that the angles of reflexion and of incidence are equal; and that in refraction the ray is bent according to the law of sines, now so well known, and which is no less certain than the preceding laws. I shall therefore essay in this book, to give, in accordance with the principles accepted in the Philosophy of the present day, some clearer and more probable reasons, firstly of these properties of light propagated rectilinearly; secondly of light which is reflected on meeting other bodies.

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Comments: (4)
Tansino
A brilliant work on the nature of light by Newton's great rival. It goes much farther than "Opticks" in use of the wave nature of light to explain inter alia birefringence. A tour de force.

It is only for those seriously interested in the history of physics however.
Onnell
This is a reprint of the Silvanus P. Thompson English translation of 1912 with the original illustrations.

"This is the book for which Galileo was imprisoned by the Inquisition."

"One of the great scientific classics of the 17th century, this brilliant exposition of the wave theory of light forms the claim to immortality of Christiaan Huygens."

"It was meant to be his great philosophical masterpiece, written for the world at large, but the rarity, unreadability, an inaccuracy of the only English translation (1661) considerably obscured it from view. Then, in 1953, the University of Chicago Press published its distinguished modern version: 'a splendid edition [which] provides the modern reader with the opportunity to understand, through the medium of Salusbury's vibrant Jacobean prose, the substance and significance of Galileo's scientific achievements, the power and reach of this mind and the passion and tragedy of his personal history.'"

Hardback with dustjacket, 129 pp.
Arlelond
Treatise of Light by Christian Huygens was published in 1690. The questions about the nature of light, how fast it travels, why it travels at all, and of course the phenomenon of reflection, refraction, birefringence are addressed using geometrical optics. These questions were quite current and poorly understood back then. While the book appears to be just a delightful exercise in geometry, it contains proofs and discussions relevant to ray optics that are used to the day. The book also shows how astute Huygens was as a scientist and as an experimentalist. No wonder his work has survived the test of time, and continues to be relevant to the day. Even though the book contains many ideas that have been discarded in face of modern knowledge, the perspective obtained by reading through Huygens arguments, makes it to worthwhile read.
Raniconne
I am very unhappy with this book, and I haven't even read it yet.

the only other review of this book says "While the book appears to be just a delightful exercise in geometry..."

yet no illustrations. without the illustrations the text explaining the illustrations is useless. it is unacceptable to print this book without the illustrations. its like printing a work of Shakespeare, but only every other word.

I saw a similar review of a reprint of Einsteins theory of relativity. if these books don't contain the diagrams, whats the point? I NEED THE DIAGRAMS - THAT IS WHY I PURCHASE THE BOOK.

why does a publisher do this? to save money? a book about geometry without any geometric diagrams. frustrated. very frustrated.
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