Emission theory

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(Physics) the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.

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A generally unheeded emission theory, based on the conceptions of Walter Ritz and amended by Herbert Dingle, is then invoked and demonstrated not to be in conflict with observation [2-7].
The Second Postulate of Relativity and the Electromagnetic Emission Theory of Light.
According to the thermal field electron emission theory, when the temperature on the tool surface is T (unit K), and a strong electrical field with the electric field intensity E (V/cm) is exerted between electrodes, the current density of cathode electron emission j is given as [15]
Based on the thermal field electron emission theory, the field electron emission current density can be used to characterize the breakdown probability.
Ohtsu, (1995) "Acoustic emission theory for moment tensor analysis," Research in Non-Destructive Evaluation, No.
Material is grouped in sections on neutron star formation and evolution, supernova remnants, galactic distribution of pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae and their environments, magnetars and isolated neutron stars, strange stars, observations of pulsed emission, pulsar electrodynamics and emission theory, optical X-ray and gamma-ray observations, and radio pulsar timing.
Acoustic Emission Theory for Moment Tensor Analysis, Journal of Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, vol.
The emission theory of light assumed that the "particles" of light were supposed to move in a resting continuum with velocity c.
The only work known to the present author is [12] where the emission theory and wave theory of Doppler effect are compared and shown to coincide within the first order in v/c but no conclusions about the actual applicability of the above corpuscular-based formula are made.
(ii) An irrelevant to continuum description theoretical formula is derived using the corpuscular concept of light (emission theory of light);
The flawed arguments of the emission theory of light introduced an error of O([v.sup.2]/[c.sup.2]) in the formulas which was, in fact, the perceived effect in MME.
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