wave theory of light

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(physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves

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This is also supported by the electromagnetic wave theory of light.
The electromagnetic wave theory of light also supports that the apparent luminosity is reduced only by one redshift factor due to the time interval increase.
In Tyndall's discussions of the wave theory of light in Forms Ruskin's annotations can be seen to relate to his disapproval both of the particular theory itself and also to Tyndall's failure more generally to offer the 'indisputable facts's which Ruskin claimed his own science books could.
Algorithms are available for maximizing coherence construed as constraint satisfaction, and we will describe a computer simulation of how explanatory coherence supports the nineteenth-century acceptance of the wave theory of light over the particle theory.
Huygen's ancestor is best known for his invention of the pendulum clock, his wave theory of light, and his discovery of Saturn's rings.
But Achinstein insists that the wave theory of light, for example, did not achieve independent warrant in the early nineteenth century simply because there were reasons to eliminate its only known rival, the corpuscular theory, but instead because there were prior reasons to think that the wave and corpuscular accounts of light are the only genuine possibilities (or at any rate the only possibilities that have any substantial degree of (rational) probability).
Although often referred to as "Huygens' wave theory of light," it would be more correctly described as a model of the process of light-energy transmission by the formation of a spreading spherical wave-front.
When he died, the majority supported Huygens's wave theory of light.
Under the standard analogies of corpuscular approach, at this point the arguments usually go back to the wave theory of light assuming that the change in travel time of light particles somehow materializes as change of the emitted or received frequency.
It wasn't until the ascendance of the wave theory of light in the early 19th century that the origin of the supernumerary bows became understood.