Boscovich and Theories of Light


IN histories of science full justice is done to the perspicacity of Newton in suggesting a compromise between the corpuscular and undulatory theories of light. According to Mr. Dampier-Whetham, “the most striking feature about Newton's theory is its resemblance to quite modern conceptions”. Speaking elsewhere of recent views about light, he refers to one which postulates “a complex of particles and waves which recalls even more vividly Newton's ideas”.

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OSBORNE, W. Boscovich and Theories of Light. Nature 126, 351 (1930).

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