Fresnel Augustin Jean

Fres·nel

 (frā-nĕl′), Augustin Jean 1788-1827.
French physicist who supported the wave theory of light, investigated polarized light, and developed a compound lens for use in lighthouses.

Fres·nel

(frā-nĕl′), Augustin Jean 1788-1827.
French physicist whose investigations of the properties of light were fundamental to the establishment of the theory that light moves in a wave-like motion. Fresnel also made great contributions to the field of optics, including the development of a compound lens for use in lighthouses.
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