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" The waves, pulses or vibrations of the air, wherein sounds consist, bend manifestly, though not so much as the waves of water. For a bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill which intercepts the sight of the sounding body, and sounds are propagated... "
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London - Pagina 28
1802
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Philosophical Conversations: Or, A New System of Physics, by Way ..., Volume 2

Regnault (Pre, Nol) - 1731
...through crooked Pipes, as through ftreight ones. But Light is never known to follow crooked Pafiages, nor to bend into the Shadow. For the fixed Stars, by the Interpofition of any of the Planets, ceafe to be feen. And fo do the Parts of the Sun by the Interpofition...
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Life of Thomas Young: M.D., F.R.S., &c.; and One of the Eight Foreign ...

George Peacock - 1855 - 514 pagina’s
...through crooked pipes as straight ones, Butjight is never known to follow crooked passages, nor. .to_ bend into the. shadow. For the fixed stars, by the...the interposition of the moon, Mercury, or Venus." • Young combats these conclusions on several grounds. He doubts the validity of the demonstration...
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MEMOIRES OF THE LIFE,WRITINGS, AND DISCOVERIES

SIR ISAAC NEWTON - 1855
...force which " bends the rays not towards, but from the shadow ;" and he distinctly asserts, " that light is never known to follow crooked passages, nor to bend into the shadow." These erroneous opinions, now wholly exploded, arose from Newton's having never observed the internal...
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Problems of life and mind

George Henry Lewes - 1875
...the sight of the sounding body, and sounds are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. But light is never known to follow crooked passages nor to bend into the shadow." — NEWTON, Optics, Query 28. It is interesting, now we know the fact that light does bend into the...
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Light

Richard Cockburn Maclaurin - 1909 - 251 pagina’s
...waves of the air, wherein sounds consist, bend manifestly, though not so much as the waves of water. But light is never known to follow crooked passages...which pass very near to the edges of any body are bent by the action of the body ; but this bending is not towards but from the shadow, and is performed only...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Deel 1

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1901
...intercept the light of sounding body, and sounds are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. But light is never known to follow crooked passages nor to bend into the shadow. * * *" Stopping before this objection Newton is forced to come back to the corpuscular theory. "Query...
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Particles and Waves: Historical Essays in the Philosophy of Science

Peter Achinstein - 1991
...Sounds consist, bend manifestly, though not so much as the Waves of Water. 7 But Newton concludes: "Light is never known to follow crooked Passages nor to bend into the Shadow." 8 The only wave-theoretic explanation for double refraction of which Newton was aware was one by Huygens....
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The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory

Lisa M. Dolling, Arthur F. Gianelli, Glenn N. Statile - 2003 - 716 pagina’s
...the sight of the sounding body, and sounds are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. But light is never known to follow...Venus. The rays which pass very near to the edges to any body are bent a little by the action of the body, as we shewed above; but this bending is not...
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Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Roy Sorensen - 2008 - 328 pagina’s
...the light. Nevertheless, shadows inherit the subtleties of light. In his book Opticks, Newton wrote, "Light is never known to follow crooked Passages nor to bend into the Shadow" (1704/1952, 363). If light were a wave, it would bend around corners like water waves. We would be...
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Thomas Young Natural Philosopher 1773-1829

Alexander Wood - 1983 - 355 pagina’s
...not so much as the waves of water. For a bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill which interrupts the sight of the sounding body; and sounds are propagated...by the interposition of the moon, Mercury or Venus. and again:3 To me, the fundamental supposition itself seems impossible, namely, that the waves or vibrations...
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