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Reference numberAP/15/1
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the inflexion of light' by John Barton
Date[1831]
DescriptionBarton seeks to continue the work that Isaac Newton began on the inflection of light, recounting his experiments to this effect. Barton deduces that light is composed of material particles which obey the laws of elastic fluids due to repulsive powers. Includes six separate pages of figures.

Subject: Physics

Communicated by Davies Gilbert. Received by the Royal Society on 5 March [1831]. Read 16 June 1831.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the inflexion of light'.

A similar paper was published by Barton in the The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science: Barton, John. 'On the inflexion of light'. The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, series 3, volume 2, pp. 263-269.
Extent39p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialBarton, John. 'On the inflexion of light'. The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, series 3, volume 2, pp. 263-269.
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0044
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URL descriptionPublished version available online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library
URLhttps://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/20126#page/277/mode/1up
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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