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Recueil de Données numériques Optique

Nature volume 63, page 464 (14 March 1901) | Download Citation



THE second part of this invaluable collection of physical and chemical data dealt with the optical properties of solids, and has already been described in these columns (vol. lx. p. 28). The present (and concluding) volume contains tables showing the rotatory powers of crystalline bodies, liquids and solutions, interference colours produced when rays of white light strike normally upon a layer of air of a given thickness, and supplementary tables of refractive indices, standard wavelengths, optical properties of inorganic and organic bodies, and other data. In all cases full reference is given to the authority for the values tabulated. The Physical Society of France has done a service to science by arranging for the preparation and publication of these results, which have been gathered from many sources, and are frequently difficult of access.

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