wave theory of light

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Synonyms for wave theory of light

(physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves

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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.
Thus, the wave theory of light was postulated, which could account for all of its known properties.
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.
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.