wave theory of light


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Related to wave theory of light: electromagnetic theory of light, quantum theory of light
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Noun1.wave theory of light - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waveswave theory of light - (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"
corpuscular theory, corpuscular theory of light - (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
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formulated the wave theory of light in the |17th-century?
This is also consistent with the electromagnetic wave theory of light, from which the energy emitted per unit time of emission is only one redshift factor greater than the energy observed per unit time of observation.
Crew et al, The Wave Theory of Light and Spectra, Arno Press, pp.