The Nature of Light and Newton's Corpuscular Theory

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Introduction : In this first lesson we outline several historical models to explain the nature of light. For centuries there has existed a debate about whether the properties of light could best be explained using a particle model of light or a wave model. We will begin with theories proposed by the early Greeks, then those proposed in the 17th century,

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Unit 2 - Nature of Light Lessons Back to Physics 11Lesson 1: The Nature of Light and Newton's Corpuscular TheoryLesson 2: Determining the Speed of LightLesson 3: The Wave Theory of LightLesson 4: Young's ExperimentLesson 5: The Photoelectric Effect and the Wave-Particle DualityLesson 1: The Nature of Light and Newton's Corpuscular TheoryIntroductionIn this first lesson we outline several historical models to explain the nature of light. For centuries there has existed a debate about whether the properties of light could best be explained using a particle model of light or a wave model. We will begin with theories proposed by the early Greeks, then those proposed in the 17th century, and finally the debate of the 19th century. We will focus mainly on Newtons corpuscular theory of light and at the end of the lesson reflect on the cautions we must take in accepting the theories of eminent scientists. The Nature of Light: Early Greece to 20th CenturyEarly models of light were concerned with the source of light. Did light originate in the eyes

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