The Development of Newton's Theory of Color

  title={The Development of Newton's Theory of Color},
  author={R. Westfall},
  pages={339 - 358}
" TO perform my late promise to you, I shall without further ceremony acquaint you, that in the beginning of the Year 1666 (at which time I applyed my self to the grinding of Optick glasses of other figures than Spherical,) I procured me a Triangular glass-Prisme, to try therewith the celebrated Phaenomena of Colours." 1 Thus Isaac Newton, introducing his first paper on light, introduced himself to the scientific world of his day. If the words, as introduction, lead us to look forward, not only… Expand
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