Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

1-1958

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Published in Physics, by Henry Semat and Robert Katz, New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1958. Copyright © 1958 Henry Semat and Robert Katz. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Abstract

The word light, as commonly used, refers to the radiant energy which produces a visual effect. It was first shown by Maxwell that light is an electromagnetic radiation, propagated with a speed whose value was numerically determined by the relationship between electric and magnetic units.

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