wave theory of light

  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.
  • Research into the apparently unrelated field of electricity and magnetism produced a startling confirmation of the wave theory of light.
  • the principle of superposition is the basis of the wave theory of light
  • 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.
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