undulatory theory


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Noun1.Undulatory theory - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as wavesundulatory theory - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
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"
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Schrodinger, Erwin, 'An Undulatory Theory of the Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules', Physical Review, vol.
He enrolled to study natural philosophy, chemistry, natural history and botany and was awarded prizes for his Undulatory Theory of Light and for an essay on methods of physical investigation.
the undulatory theory, which was --as Psillos remarked above-- part of the background at the time.