Theories of Light: From Descartes to Newton
CUP Archive, 1981 M10 30 - 368 pages
An Iranian scholar chronicles the life and legacy of the last Shah of Iran, including his role in the creation of the modern Islamic republic.
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Descartes Doctrine of the Instantaneous Propaga
Descartes Explanation of Reflection Fermats
Descartes Explanation of Refraction Fermats
Fermats Principle of Least Time
Huygens Cartesianism and his Theory of Con
the formation of Huygens theory
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