William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 13: The History of Gravity and of AstronomyVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with readings on "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 13_10: 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