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The play of colours of prisms

  title={The play of colours of prisms},
  author={Amelia Carolina Sparavigna},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
The first scientific paper written by Newton was on the compound nature of white light, a paper where he described his experiments with prisms and the spectrum produced by the light. Newton had performed the experiments, probably between 1664 and 1667, in Woolsthorpe and Cambridge, using several glass prisms [1]. These glass artifacts existed and were sold at the country fairs to be used for the "play of colours", that is, to see the rainbow colours looking through them. This phenomenon of… Expand
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