Theories, experiments, and human agents: the controversy between emissionists and undulationists in Britain, 1827-1859
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This dissertation is an interdisciplinary study of scientific change. The undulatory theory of light replaces the emission theory of light in the early nineteenth century, triggering an "optical revolution" and vigorous debates among physicists in British from the 1830s to the 1850s.
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