Reference numberMS/928/2/157
TitleLetter from George Gabriel Stokes, Lensfield Cottage, Cambridge, to Charles Vernon Boys
Date14 November 1890
DescriptionHe finished his last letter in a hurry and forgot to say that D referred to diameter. He has not yet attempted to fully calculate bands for the transmitted light. For a complete theory, diffraction as well as refraction would have to be taken into account. In calculating the polarisation of the diffracted light, he relied upon a result he produced long ago in a paper for the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. A crucial experiment in that paper could be done more simply with a silvered quartz fibre, but he does not have time to perform it.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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