Fresnel Dragging Explained by a Classical Model of Light Transmission in Optical Media

  title={Fresnel Dragging Explained by a Classical Model of Light Transmission in Optical Media},
  author={Declan Andrew Traill},
  • D. Traill
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Education
  • viXra
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