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Astronomy Lesson 17: The End of Newton's Theory of Light
The theory of light advances. Young’s double-slit experiment and Fresnel’s investigation of diffraction puts the nail into Newton’s corpuscles. The solidification of the waves theory of light, however, will circle around to bite the world in the derrière.
- Thomas Young
- Young’s double-slit experiment
- Superposition Principle
- Augustin-Jean Fresnel