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On the Theory of the Reflection and Refraction of Light

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1997 - the centennial year of the electron - provides a good occasion to publish the first English translation ever made of H.A. Lorentz's doctoral dissertation of 1875. Just 22 years old, Lorentz took up and handled magisterially one major unresolved problem of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory, the reflection and refraction of light. By then the superiority of Maxwell's electromagnetic ether theory over current elastic solid conceptions such as Fresnel's was not nearly a settled issue. In his dissertation, Lorentz strove ...

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On the Theory of the Reflection and Refraction of Light
1997, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042002630

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