V.I. – Opticks

In 1704 Isaac Newton publishes Opticks: Or a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of light.  Also Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures.

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Unlike most of Newton’s works, Opticks was originally published in English, with the Latin version following in 1706.  The work summarized Newton’s discoveries and theories concerning light and color: the spectrum of the sunlight, the degrees of refraction associated with different colors, the color circle (the first in the history of color theory), the invention of the reflecting telescope; the first workable theory of the rainbow, and experiments on what would later be called “interference effects” in conjunction with Newton’s rings.

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