Edinburgh:: Adam and Charles Black, 1884., 1884. 8vo. viii, 276 pp. 48 figs., index. Brick-red blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; spine head repaired. Embossed ownership stamp of Dr. Ed. Hagenbach-Bischoff – Professor. Fine copy. This work collects material from Tait's lectures on light. Chapters include "Refraction of Light", "Preliminary Remarks on the Undulatory Theory", "Interference", "Double Refraction and Polarization", "Behaviour of Light at the Common Surface of two Homogenous Media", and others. Provenance: Dr. Eduard Hagenbach-Bischoff (1833-1920), Basel, Professor of physics. He studied with Rudolf Merian, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove and others. He was a full professor of physics from 1863-1906, serving as President of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (1874-9).
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