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All was light : an introduction to Newton's Opticks

Author: A Rupert Hall
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction seeks to unravel the complex nature of Newton's most popular book, the fruit of 40 years of thought and investigation. Its concluding queries, containing Newton's opinions of deep  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Newton, Sir Isaac; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Rupert Hall
ISBN: 019851798X 9780198517986 0198539851 9780198539858
OCLC Number: 877433510
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Description: vi, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The author and the background to his book. Preparations: Experiment and Polemic. The book develops. Opticks and its readers. Appendix. Bibliography. Index
Responsibility: A. Rupert Hall.

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"Captures both the intellectual daring and the experimental genius of Newton. Hall offers a detailed reconstruction of the development of Newton's investigation of light." --Nature"Next to the Read more...

 
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