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    Rise of the Wave Theory of Light Optical Theory and Experiment in the Early Nineteenth Century

    ISBN-10: 0226078841
    ISBN-13: 9780226078847
    Edition: 1989
    Author(s): Jed Z. Buchwald
    Description: "No one interested in the history of optics, the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century physics, or the general phenomenon of theory change in science can afford to ignore Jed Buchwald's well-structured, highly detailed, and scrupulously  More...
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    Copyright Year: 1989
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Publication Date: 1/4/1989
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 498
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.848
    Language: English

    "No one interested in the history of optics, the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century physics, or the general phenomenon of theory change in science can afford to ignore Jed Buchwald's well-structured, highly detailed, and scrupulously researched book. . . . Buchwald's analysis will surely constitute the essential starting point for further work on this important and hitherto relatively neglected episode of theory change."—John Worrall, Isis

    Jed Z. Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at California Institute of Technology. He was previously director of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Massachusets Institute of Technology.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Selectionism
    The Optical Ray
    The Concept of Polarization
    Arago and the Discovery of Chromatic Polarization
    Mobile Polarization
    Fresnel, Diffraction, and Polarization
    Fresnel's Ray Theory of Diffraction
    Huygen's Principle and the Wave Theory
    The Puzzle of Polarization
    Transverse Waves
    Controversy and Unification
    A Case of Mutual Misunderstanding
    Selectionists and Polarization after 1815
    Fresnel's Final Unification
    The Emerging Dominance of the Wave Theory
    Appendixes
    Notes
    References
    Name Index
    Subject Index

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