Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873
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Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

By John Tyndall
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  • SIX LECTURES ON LIGHT
    • DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES
      • 1872-1873
      • BY
    • 1872-1873
    • BY
    • JOHN TYNDALL, D.C.L., LL,D., F.R.S.
      • PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
    • PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
    • CONTENTS.
  • ON LIGHT
    • LECTURE I.
      • § 1. Introduction.
      • § 2. Subject of the Course. Source of Light employed.
      • § 3. Rectilineal Propagation of Light. Elementary Experiments. Law of Reflection.
      • § 4. The Refraction of Light. Total Reflection.
      • § 5. Velocity of Light. Aberration. Principle of least Action.
      • § 6. Descartes' Explanation of the Rainbow.
      • § 7. Analysis and Synthesis of Light. Doctrine of Colours.
      • § 8. Colours of Pigments as distinguished from Colours of Light.
    • § 1. Introduction.
    • § 2. Subject of the Course. Source of Light employed.
    • § 3. Rectilineal Propagation of Light. Elementary Experiments. Law of Reflection.
    • § 4. The Refraction of Light. Total Reflection.
    • § 5. Velocity of Light. Aberration. Principle of least Action.
    • § 6. Descartes' Explanation of the Rainbow.
    • § 7. Analysis and Synthesis of Light. Doctrine of Colours.
    • § 8. Colours of Pigments as distinguished from Colours of Light.
    • LECTURE II.
      • § 1. Origin and Scope of Physical Theories.
      • § 2. The Emission Theory of Light.
      • § 3. The Undulatory Theory of Light.
      • § 4. Wave-Motion, Interference of Waves, 'Whirlpool Rapids' of Niagara.
      • § 5. Analogies of Sound and Light.
      • § 6. Interference of Light.
      • § 7. Colours of thin Films. Observations of Boyle and Hooke.
      • § 8. Newton's Rings. Relation of Colour to Thickness of Film.
      • § 9. Theory of 'Fits' applied to Newton's Rings.
      • § 10. The Diffraction of Light.
      • § 11. Application of the Wave-theory to the Phenomena of Diffraction.
    • § 1. Origin and Scope of Physical Theories.
    • § 2. The Emission Theory of Light.
    • § 3. The Undulatory Theory of Light.
    • § 4. Wave-Motion, Interference of Waves, 'Whirlpool Rapids' of Niagara.
    • § 5. Analogies of Sound and Light.
    • § 6. Interference of Light.
    • § 7. Colours of thin Films. Observations of Boyle and Hooke.
    • § 8. Newton's Rings. Relation of Colour to Thickness of Film.
    • § 9. Theory of 'Fits' applied to Newton's Rings.
    • § 10. The Diffraction of Light.
    • § 11. Application of the Wave-theory to the Phenomena of Diffraction.
    • LECTURE III.
      • § 1. Derivation of Theoretic Conceptions from Experience.
      • § 2. Theory of Crystallization.
      • § 3. Ordinary Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
      • § 4. Double Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
      • § 4. Double Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
      • § 5. Polarization of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
    • § 1. Derivation of Theoretic Conceptions from Experience.
    • § 2. Theory of Crystallization.
    • § 3. Ordinary Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
    • § 4. Double Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
    • § 4. Double Refraction of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
    • § 5. Polarization of Light explained by the Wave Theory.
    • LECTURE IV.
      • § 1. Action of Crystals on Polarized Light: the Nicol Prism.
      • § 2. Colours of Films of Selenite in Polarized Light.
      • § 3. Colours of Crystals in Polarized Light explained by the Undulatory Theory.
      • § 4. Colours produced by Strain and Pressure.
      • § 5. Colours of Unannealed Glass.
      • § 6. Circular Polarization.
      • § 7. Complementary Colours of Bi-refracting Spar in Circularly Polarized Light. Proof that Yellow and Blue are Complementary.
      • § 8. The Magnetization of Light.
      • § 9. Iris-rings surrounding the Axes of Crystals.
      • § 10. Power of the Wave Theory.
      • § 11. The Blue of the Sky.
      • § 12. Artificial Sky.
      • § 13. Polarization of Skylight.
    • § 1. Action of Crystals on Polarized Light: the Nicol Prism.
    • § 2. Colours of Films of Selenite in Polarized Light.
    • § 3. Colours of Crystals in Polarized Light explained by the Undulatory Theory.
    • § 4. Colours produced by Strain and Pressure.
    • § 5. Colours of Unannealed Glass.
    • § 6. Circular Polarization.
    • § 7. Complementary Colours of Bi-refracting Spar in Circularly Polarized Light. Proof that Yellow and Blue are Complementary.
    • § 8. The Magnetization of Light.
    • § 9. Iris-rings surrounding the Axes of Crystals.
    • § 10. Power of the Wave Theory.
    • § 11. The Blue of the Sky.
    • § 12. Artificial Sky.
    • § 13. Polarization of Skylight.
    • LECTURE V.
      • § 1. Range of Vision and of Radiation.
      • § 2. Ultra-violet Rays: Fluorescence.
      • § 3. The Heat of the Electric Beam. Ignition through a Lens of Ice. Possible Cometary Temperature.
      • § 4. Combustion of a Diamond by Radiant Heat.
      • § 5. Ultra-red Rays: Calorescence.
      • § 6. Identity of Light and Radiant Heat. Reflection from Plane and Curved Surfaces. Total Reflection of Heat.
      • § 7. Invisible Images formed by Radiant Heat.
      • § 8. Polarization of Heat.
      • § 9. Double Refraction of Heat.
      • § 10. Magnetization of Heat.
      • § 11. Distribution of Heat in the Electric Spectrum.
    • § 1. Range of Vision and of Radiation.
    • § 2. Ultra-violet Rays: Fluorescence.
    • § 3. The Heat of the Electric Beam. Ignition through a Lens of Ice. Possible Cometary Temperature.
    • § 4. Combustion of a Diamond by Radiant Heat.
    • § 5. Ultra-red Rays: Calorescence.
    • § 6. Identity of Light and Radiant Heat. Reflection from Plane and Curved Surfaces. Total Reflection of Heat.
    • § 7. Invisible Images formed by Radiant Heat.
    • § 8. Polarization of Heat.
    • § 9. Double Refraction of Heat.
    • § 10. Magnetization of Heat.
    • § 11. Distribution of Heat in the Electric Spectrum.
    • LECTURE VI.
      • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION.
    • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION.
    • APPENDIX.
      • ON THE SPECTRA OF POLARIZED LIGHT.
      • MEASUREMENT OF THE WAVES OF LIGHT.
    • ON THE SPECTRA OF POLARIZED LIGHT.
    • MEASUREMENT OF THE WAVES OF LIGHT.
    • INDEX.
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