Pierre Bouguer's Optical Treatise on The Gradation of Light (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Pierre Bouguer's Optical Treatise on The Gradation of Light

Author: W E K Middleton
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2019] ©1961
Series: Heritage
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 1760 the first edition of the Traite d'optique sur la gradation de la lumiere of Pierre Bouguer was published posthumously. Bouguer (1698-1758), French mathematician, professor of hydrography, and author of works on the theory of navigation, can also be considered the inventor of photometry, and the Traite was his definitive word on the subject. It has become one of the classic treatises of science, but even in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W E K Middleton
ISBN: 9781487578138 148757813X
OCLC Number: 1129156706
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Introduction --
Contents --
Publisher's note --
Extracts from the Registers of the Royal Academy of Sciences, July 26th, 1758, and March 31st, 1759 --
Bouguer's contents --
BOOK ONE: Various Means of Measuring Light, with Several Applications of These --
BOOK TWO: Researches on the Quantity of Light Reflected by Surfaces Both Polished and Rough --
BOOK THREE: Researches on the Transparency and Opacity of Bodies --
Appendix
Series Title: Heritage
Responsibility: W.E.K. Middleton.
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Abstract:

In 1760 the first edition of the Traite d'optique sur la gradation de la lumiere of Pierre Bouguer was published posthumously. Bouguer (1698-1758), French mathematician, professor of hydrography, and author of works on the theory of navigation, can also be considered the inventor of photometry, and the Traite was his definitive word on the subject. It has become one of the classic treatises of science, but even in French has long been unavailable. The last part of the work is remarkable for having anticipated the modern theory of the visibility of objects in a horizontal direction through the atmosphere. Dr. Middleton's translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and a biographical and critical introduction. The book will be of interested to those working in the field of optics and to students of the history of science.

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