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Opticks

Opticks by Isaac Newton
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The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton lectured on optics from 1670 - 1672. He worked on the refraction of light into colored beams using prisms and discovered chromatic aberration. He also postulated the corpuscular form of light and an ether to transmit forces between the corpuscles. His "Opticks", first published 1704 contains his postulates about the topic. This is the fourth edition in English, from 1730, which Newton corrected from the third edition before his death.

First Page:

OPTICKS:

OR, A

TREATISE

OF THE

Reflections , Refractions , Inflections and Colours

OF

LIGHT.

The FOURTH EDITION, corrected .

By Sir ISAAC NEWTON , Knt.

LONDON:

Printed for WILLIAM INNYS at the West End of St. Paul's . MDCCXXX.

TITLE PAGE OF THE 1730 EDITION

SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S ADVERTISEMENTS

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Part of the ensuing Discourse about Light was written at the Desire of some Gentlemen of the Royal Society, in the Year 1675, and then sent to their Secretary, and read at their Meetings, and the rest was added about twelve Years after to complete the Theory; except the third Book, and the last Proposition of the Second, which were since put together out of scatter'd Papers. To avoid being engaged in Disputes about these Matters, I have hitherto delayed the printing, and should still have delayed it, had not the Importunity of Friends prevailed upon me. If any other Papers writ on this Subject are got out of my Hands they are imperfect, and were perhaps written before I had tried all the Experiments here set down, and fully satisfied my self about the Laws of Refractions and Composition of Colours... Continue reading book >>


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