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Opticks or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light by [Isaac Newton]

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Sir Isaac Newton begins the Opticks, his 1704 study of the nature of light and color, by outlining its purpose: "My Design in this Book is not to explain the Properties of Light by Hypotheses, but to propose and prove them by Reason and Experiments." The Opticks is largely a record of these experiments and the deductions made from them, rather than a series of equations, and as a result, it was to prove heavily influential among lay readers, who found it easier to follow than its predecessor, the dense and heavily mathematic Principia.

Yet while the Principia may be regarded as Newton's magnum opus, the Opticks on its own would have been enough to earn him a reputation as a scientist for the ages. Though the field has advanced in the many years since, the Opticks remains essential reading for the scientific historian and budding physical scientist.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004TPNV1W
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 24, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 367 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 218 pages
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