wave theory

NOUN
  1. (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
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  • He studied continuum mechanics, lunar theory with Clairaut, the three body problem, elasticity, acoustics, the wave theory of light, hydraulics, and music.
  • Maxwell's Theory of Electromagnetism, Light as an Electromagnetic Phenomenon, and the Triumph of the Wave Theory of Light.
  • In the beginning people accepted particle theory, but after Thomas Young's experiment7 and Augustin Jean Fresnel's experiment8, people accepted the wave theory.
  • Some of their observations led to the conclusion that the old “corpuscular” or atomic theory of matter was inferior to wave theory as a means of explaining or predicting some things. Energy and Society~ Chapter 1~ Energy & Society
  • Research into the apparently unrelated field of electricity and magnetism produced a startling confirmation of the wave theory of light.
  • Structures, cutting mechanism and stress wave theory of the tunneller a re presented and analyzed.
  • the principle of superposition is the basis of the wave theory of light
  • The understanding of electromagnetic radiation underwent particle theory, wave theory, wave - particle theory.
  • There's a cynical story about scientific progress, that the balance shifted from the corpuscular to the wave theory of light chiefly because the advocates of the former theory had died.
  • God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 2009 August « Items of Interest
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