Plaster model, after Fresnel, to illustrate the surface of luminous waves - in 3 parts
Surface models were used to illustrate physical phenomena as well as purely mathematical concepts. August Fresnel (1788-1827) proposed his wave theory of light in the 1830s. The surface represents a wavefront of light radiating from a point in a crystal and consists of two shells which touch each other at four points.
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overall (closed): 165 mm x 310 mm x 230 mm, 5.406 kg
- surface model
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- tools & equipment
- mathematical demonstration equipment
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