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FRESNEL, Augustin. Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la double Réfraction particulière que présente le cristal de roche dans la direction de son axe [suivi de] Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la double réfraction (publiés dans Annales de Chimie et de physique - Tome XXVIII). 

Paris, Crochard, 1825.

8vo (200x125 mm), 448 pages (p.147-161 and p.263-280 for Fresnel works).  binding : Contemporary half calf, flat spine. Joints starting to split. 

First edition.
Two Fresnel articles devoted to the Refraction and polarization of light which are extracted by the editors of the annals of his "Memoirs" which will not be published in extenso until later.
Fresnel is the first to produce a circular polarization, the first article describes the process: "we are naturally led to give the name circular polarization to this new modification of light".

In the same volume, we find articles by Becquerel, Poisson, Fourier, Herschel.

Price : 150 €

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