Formulae on curved forms, 1704.
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actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Formulae on curved forms, 1704.

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Page of mathematical formulae from Newton's 'Opticks', (1704). Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) discovered that by refracting light through a prism white light was dispersed into its constituent colours. If one colour was selected and refracted through a second prism, no further colours were introduced, showing that colours were a property of light and not the prism.

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