- Book Title: Light
- Author: F. Bray
- ISBN: MW 00z 213
- Publisher: Arnold
- Year Published: 1928
- Our Normal Price: £24.75 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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- Description: Edward Arnold 1928 reprint of the 1927 first edition: green cloth hardcover with black lettering to spine: approximately 5 x 7.5 inches tall: no dust jacket: 283 pages: black and white diagrams throughout. Synopsis: A textbook on light, begun by the author, F. Bray, when a master at Clifton College, Oxford, and designed for the student. Contents include chapter 1, an introductory historical account, with the theories of Pythagoras Democritus and Plato, the Greek laws of light, the ideas of Aristotle and his followers, Egyptian science, Archimedes and Ptolemaic, Roman knowledge, Moorish influence, Roger Bacon and the early British scientific learning, Galileo and the discovery of the telescope, Kepler and contemporaries, the discovery of the laws of light by Snell and Descartes, Roemer and the velocity of light and Bradley's verification, Newtons corpuscular theory, Young and the verification of wave theory. Chapter 2: the propagation of light. Chapter 3: photometry. Chapter 4: reflection and plane surfaces. Chapter 5, spherical mirrors. Chapter 6, refraction. Chapter 7, lenses. Chapter 8, the composite character of sunlight. Chapter 9: the eye and vision. Chapter 10: optical instruments. Chapter 11:, velocity of light. Chapter 12: mathematical introduction to the wave theory. Chapter 13: the wave theory of light. Chapter 14: interference of light. Chapter 15: colours by interference and applications. Chapter 16: diffraction. Chapter 17, polarisation and double refraction. Chapter 18, Spectrum analysis. The book includes examples, questions at the conclusion of each chapter and answers; an index of names, an index of subject matter; five black and white plates, equations and diagrams . Condition: spine edges rubbed, with slight separation to cloth between spine and cover: ownership inscription: endpapers foxed: binding weak with separation between pages 160/161: overall acceptable and collectable
- Condition: Collectable- Acceptable
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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