• Robert A. Crone


Newton marks the beginning of a new era in physics. The various lines of thought described in the last chapter converge towards his philosophy of nature: Copernicus’ heliocentric system, Kepler’s study of optics and the movement of the planets, Galileo’s theory of the free fall, the mechanicism of Descartes and Huygens, and the atomism of Gassend. Because Newton is unique in the contribution he made to the theory of color, a few biographical notes are given here [1].


Light Particle Chromatic Aberration Spectral Color Pure White Biographical Note 
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  1. 1:.
    Westphall, 1980.Google Scholar
  2. 2:.
    In the final paragraph of the Principia. Google Scholar
  3. 3:.
    Newton, Opticks 4th edition, p. 1.Google Scholar
  4. 4:.
    ibidem, p. 361.Google Scholar
  5. 5:.
    Cit. I. Bernard Cohen in preface to the 1979 edition.Google Scholar
  6. 6:.
    Newton, Opticks 4th edition, p. 124.Google Scholar
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    Jaeger 1994.Google Scholar
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    Newton (Query 28).Google Scholar
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    ibidem, p. 346 (Query 15).Google Scholar
  10. 10:.
    Reproduced from Grüsser 1990.Google Scholar

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