Kinematic optics: A study of the wave theory of light in the seventeenth century

@article{Shapiro1973KinematicOA,
  title={Kinematic optics: A study of the wave theory of light in the seventeenth century},
  author={A. Eugene Shapiro},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1973},
  volume={11},
  pages={134-266}
}
  • A. Shapiro
  • Published 1 June 1973
  • Physics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
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