Free pdf Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colors of Light By Sir Isaac Newton –

Sir Isaac Newton is without a doubt one of the most well known and influential scientists in history he made incalculable contributions to the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and theology Fromto , Newton lectured on optics while developing his theory of color This led to his invention of the refracting telescope in , which would correct chromatic aberration in the traditional refracting telescope, and so impressed the Royal Society that they encouraged him to publish his work Opticks was Newton s second major contribution in this field, and offered new insights into the nature of color, light, and the phenomena of diffraction The book also includes Newton s Queries, which address a wide range of physical phenomena, include the nature and transmission of heat, the possible cause of gravity, electrical phenomena, chemical action, and ethics of both science and human conduct

14 thoughts on “Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colors of Light

  1. Customer Customer says:

    Newton was a genius What can I say.

  2. Dr Rakesh Kumar Anuragi Dr Rakesh Kumar Anuragi says:

    Cover of the book is different from the content of the book Cover is, Optiks Or, a treatise of Reflections, Refractions, and Colours of Light , but content of the book is Emotions and War So please send the true book of Optiks.

  3. Prof Dr Thomas Sonar Prof Dr Thomas Sonar says:

    is Newton s grand oevre on Opticks Do not miss reading Westfall s beautiful biography of Newton and follow his witty comments on Newton s optical research in order to get a guideline for reading the Opticks Study the masters there is no other way to knowledge

  4. Zdzislaw Nagengast Zdzislaw Nagengast says:

    Although some of the back cover reviewers talk about this being one of Newton s most accessible works it is still a tough read However, if you want to understand how a great mind struggles with complex issues, light and its behavior, this is a book worth working with His experiments are fascinating and I am in awe of the effort he must have put in to not only design and execute the experiments but to deal with the volume of calculations he had to perform to reach the level of accuracy that he does.

  5. Tortilla Tortilla says:

    Still reading and shall keep it by by bed for reference He was my seventh great grandfather s cousin.

  6. Anne Marie Whalley Anne Marie Whalley says:

    This is a perfect book to challenge my grandkids.

  7. Kanti-san Kanti-san says:

    It s amazing to have as an interesting historical resource, but it s definitely like a dry math book This edition does have diagrams though.

  8. A A says:

    Very nicely written, a must have for engineers.

  9. pacrimco pacrimco says:

    Good product clean and rapid deal.

  10. Pamela Rogers Pamela Rogers says:

    good quality and timing for delivery.

  11. Natasha Redding Natasha Redding says:

    Great topic Not so great a publication but, good enough to keep for the information s sake.

  12. joe lepore joe lepore says:

    I am amazed at the shear number and details of the many experiments Newton performed on light His conclusions drawn from these rather simple experiments are astounding.

  13. Lefebvre Lefebvre says:

    All that I expected.

  14. yffn yffn says:

    For the price, I was very pleased to find this book in such great quality I am so thankful I was able to find it as simply and easily, and it arrived well prepared a thank you note and care felt around the book Thank you