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The Wave theory, light and spectra.

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Physical optics,
  • Light, Wave theory of,
  • Spectrum analysis

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Edition Notes

Other titlesWave theory of light and spectra.
SeriesThe Development of science
ContributionsCrew, Henry, 1859-1953, ed., Fraunhofer, Joseph von, 1787-1826., Brace, D. B. 1859-1905, ed.
LC ClassificationsQC397 .W38 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination389 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4093443M
ISBN 100405138679
LC Control Number80002102

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