Reference numberAP/33/22
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Remarks on certain points in experiments on the diffraction of light' by Baden Powell
DescriptionPowell aims to examine the experimental evidence adduced in a recent paper by Lord Brougham (see PT/37/11), without at all entering on the question of the peculiar theory therein proposed, solely with the view of inquiring how far the actual new facts adduced, when simply stated and divested of the peculiar theoretical language in which they are delivered, do or do not militate against the undulatory theory. Powell describes how he had devoted a portion of the summer to a careful repetition of all the chief experiments described in Brougham's paper, some of which, however, he had been unable to reproduce the results described.

Subject: Optics

Received 1 December 1851.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Remarks on certain points in experiments on the diffraction of light'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0055
Related records in the catalogueRR/2/192
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5476Powell; Baden (1796 - 1860)1796 - 1860
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