Reference numberAP/33/7
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Peter Brougham
DescriptionBrougham states that 'it is probable that some may consider the inference to be drawn from the following experiments as unfavourable to the doctrines of my former paper - I think I can explain the phenomena according to those doctrines - but be they ever so repugnant, we are of course in search of truth, and have no right even to wish that the balance may incline one way rather than another, far less to conceal any facts which may affect its inclination'. The leading experiment is this: a speculum is placed in a beam of light and is inclined so that the reflected rays make a small angle with the surfaces. Includes three pages of figures relating to Brougham's experiments on light. Annotations in pencil throughout.

Subject: Physics / Optics

Received 5 January 1852.

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 'Further experiments on light'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0064
Related records in the catalogueRR/2/37
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8151Brougham; Henry Peter (1778 - 1868); Baron Brougham and Vaux1778 - 1868
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