corpuscular theory of light


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Related to corpuscular theory of light: wave theory of light, quantum theory of light
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Noun1.corpuscular theory of light - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
undulatory theory, wave theory, wave theory of light - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
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Whether we accept the corpuscular theory of light, or the wave theory, or the theory of combining the two, our position is not affected thereby.