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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1933
  • pp: 1–6

Sidelights on the Era of Young and Fresnel

E. L. NICHOLS  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 1-6 (1933)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.23.000001


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E. L. NICHOLS, "Sidelights on the Era of Young and Fresnel," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 23, 1-6 (1933)
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References

  1. Works of Thomas Young, M.D., F. R. S., vol. I, pp. 140 et seq.
  2. Phil. Trans. I, 145 (1675).
  3. Reference 1, p. 147.
  4. Not later than 1817 green was substituted by Young for yellow and violet for blue (reference 1, p. 282).
  5. Reference 1, p. 191.
  6. Reference 1, p. 249.
  7. Reference 1, p. 248.
  8. Reference 1, p. 382.
  9. Reference 1, p. 279.
  10. Reference 1, p. 382.
  11. Reference 1, p. 342.
  12. Young persistently disclaimed any other title. Like Helmholtz he seems to have entered the domains of sound and light from the physiological side; but the range of his interests was even broader than that of Helmholtz. He wrote on physics, astronomy, chemistry, botany, entomology, statistics, geodetics, egyptology, carpentry, tides, colloids, the structure of covered ways and bridges. His paper "On the Forms Best Suited for Teeth," refers not to dentistry but to cog wheels.
  13. Cajori, History of Physics, p. 115.
  14. Arago, De ma Jeunesse.
  15. Reference 1, p. 399.
  16. All these episodes are described in great detail in Arago's autobiographic sketch entitled De ma Jeunesse. [Arago, Notices Biographiques.]
  17. Verdet, Introduction aux Oeuvres Compl├Ętes de A. Fresnel.
  18. Arago and Fresnel, Memoir presented to the Academy of Sciences in October, 1816, also Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 1819.
  19. Reference 13, p. 149.
  20. Tyndall; Six Lectures on Light, p. 49.

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