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The Velocity of Light

  • James Lequeux
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 421)

Abstract

Rotating mirror and its mechanism built by Louis Breguet in 1844 for Arago. After a few modifications, it was used by Fizeau in 1850 for the comparison of the velocity of light in air and in water. Bibliothèque de l’Observatoire de Paris

Keywords

Refraction Index Refraction Angle Philosophical Transaction Newtonian Theory Paris Observatory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lequeux
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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