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On the laws which regulate the distribution of the polarising force in plates, tubes, and cylinders of glass, that have received the polarising structure.

BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Published by The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818]., Extracted from:, 1818
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287 x 228 mm. 4to. Pages (353)-372. 1 engraved plate. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This paper contains one of many statements of Brewster's most famous law; Brewster's law, which connects refractive index with angle of polarization. In this paper Brewster described for the first time a teinometer, an instrument designed to ascertain the elasticity of bodies. See: Cantor, "Brewster on the nature of light," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', p. 69; Morrison-Low, "Brewster and scientific instruments," in Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', p. 59. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 230. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. Bookseller Inventory # S3650

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Title: On the laws which regulate the distribution ...

Publisher: The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 8, [1818]., Extracted from:

Publication Date: 1818

Edition: 1st Edition

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