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The theory of light

Preston, Thomas

The theory of light

by Preston, Thomas

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Published by Macmillan in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Light.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the late Thomas Preston.
    ContributionsJoly, Charles Jasper, 1864-1906, ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC355 .P94 1901
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix,586 p.
    Number of Pages586
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6283555M
    LC Control Number32034956
    OCLC/WorldCa945215

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