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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Recommended to all scientists." — Journal of Royal Naval Scientific Service

"The publishers do us a service by issuing this reprint." — The Institute of Physics

"An underpinning for the entire edifice of physics." — Scientific American

A comprehensive survey of eighteenth-century knowledge about all aspects of light, Opticks also offers countless scientific insights by its distinguished author. One of the most readable of all the great classics of physical science, this volume will impress readers with its surprisingly modern perspectives.

In language that lay readers can easily follow, Sir Isaac Newton describes his famous experiments with spectroscopy and colors, lenses, and the reflection and diffraction of light. Book I contains his fundamental experiments with the spectrum, Book II deals with the ring phenomena, and Book III covers diffraction. The work concludes with "Queries" — speculations concerning light and gravitation. Opticks is introduced with a Foreword by Albert Einstein.

Synopsis:

Readable classic offers a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light, in which Newton describes his experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, more. Based upon the 1730 fourth edition.

Synopsis:

Readable classic of physical science comprises a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light, in which the author describes his  own experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, and more.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

One of the most readable of all the great classics of physical science, Opticks presents a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light. Newton describes his experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, and more, in language lay readers can easily follow. Based upon the fourth edition, published in 1730. Foreword by Albert Einstein.

Table of Contents

Preface by I. Bernard Cohen

Foreword by Albert Einstein

Introduction by Sir Edmund Whittaker

Analytical Table of Contents of the OPTICKS prepared by Duane H. D. Roller

Sir Isaac Newton's Advertisements

Book One of the OPTICKS

Book Two of the OPTICKS

Book Three of the OPTICKS

Queries 1-31

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486602059
Designed:
Cohen, I. Bernard
Designed:
Cohen, I. Bernard
Designed:
Cohen, I. Bernard
Author:
Newton, Isaac
Author:
Newton, Sir Isaac
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Optics
Subject:
color spectrum
Subject:
Physics-Acoustics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
HR 1400
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.19 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Readable classic offers a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light, in which Newton describes his experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, more. Based upon the 1730 fourth edition.
"Synopsis" by , Readable classic of physical science comprises a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light, in which the author describes his  own experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, and more.
"Synopsis" by , < div> < div> Readable classic of physical science comprises a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light, in which the author describes his& nbsp; own experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, and more.< /div> < /div>
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the most readable of all the great classics of physical science, Opticks presents a comprehensive survey of 18th-century knowledge of light. Newton describes his experiments with spectroscopy, colors, lenses, reflection, refraction, and more, in language lay readers can easily follow. Based upon the fourth edition, published in 1730. Foreword by Albert Einstein.
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