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A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century
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1: From the Greeks to Kepler 2: Mechanical medium theories of the seventeenth century 3: Newton's optics 4: The eighteenth century 5: Interference, polarization, and waves in the early nineteenth century 6: Ether and matter 7: Waves and rays

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Olivier Darrigol is Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, where he has been a researcher since 1983. He won the Marc-Auguste Pictet prize of the Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve in 2000 and the Grammaticakis-Neumann prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 2004.

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`...the only concise, intellectual history of optics covering such a long period. Instructors in the history of science will no doubt use it as a textbook in introductory history of physics courses; physicists, and specifically optical physicists, may enjoy witnessing the development of the discipline through the millennia.' Jacqueline Feke, Physics Today

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