Early advances on rays and refraction: a review through selected illustrations
Authors: Molesini G.
Autors Affiliation: CNR-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze
Abstract: Our acquaintance with rays and refraction is based on previous work carried out by scientists, practitioners, artisans, and optics users. Here a selection of illustrations from ancient books and documents is presented, testifying to the substantive development that took place at the turn of 1600. Achievements at the roots of our continuing advances in optical sciences are acknowledged.
Journal/Review: OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume: 50 (12) Pages from: 121704_1 to: 121704_6
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Resume and recommendation appearing in “SPIE Professional Magazine”, Jan 2012 – Optics Research Highlights: “Illustrating optics roots”,
http://spie.org/x84641.xml?pf=true KeyWords: History of opticsDOI: 10.1117/1.3618001Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click here