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Observations for determining the refractive indices for the standard rays of the solar spectrum in various media. with: Additional observations for determining the refractive indices for definite rays of the solar spectrum in several media. with: A second supplement to observations for determining the refractive indices for definite rays of the solar spectrum in several media.

POWELL, Baden (1796-1860).

Published by Ashmolean Society, 1836, 1838, 1839., Oxford:, 1836
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Three parts. 227 x 147 mm. Small 4to. [iv], [24]; 18, 2; [ii], 8 pp. Title-page vignettes, 38 tables, 3 engraved plates. Printed wrappers (top cover of first item only); dis-bound, but glued at spine end. Ink and pencil notations on top cover and last two title pages. Very good. RARE. FIRST EDITION. These researches on the refractive powers of various media upon the solar spectrum date from the period of Baden Powell's best-known scientific research. He is best-known for experiments on the heating effect produced beyond the red end of the solar spectrum reported in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1825 and 1826. He also investigated the dispersion of light which he used to support the wave theory as treated by Cauchy. Baden Powell was Savilian professor of geometry at Oxford beginning in 1827 until his death. In 1835-7 he prepared a series of four papers on dispersion of light for the Philosophical Transactions. Powell was a frequent contributor to scientific periodicals, chiefly on optical questions, but also on questions connected with the general history and study of science. See: DNB, XVI, p. 239; DSB, XI, pp. 115-116. Bookseller Inventory # S3601

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Title: Observations for determining the refractive ...

Publisher: Ashmolean Society, 1836, 1838, 1839., Oxford:

Publication Date: 1836

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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