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The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Theresa Levitt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This work places revolutionary advances in light and optics in the cultural context of France in the first half of the 19th century. The narrative follows the work and careers of France's two chief ... More


Le Rouge et le Vert: The Colors of Opposition in Restoration France

Theresa Levitt

in The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter covers the argument between Arago and Biot in the 1810s that solidified their scientific reputations. They are usually portrayed as fighting over rival theories of the nature of light: ... More


Inversion of Sucrose by Acid-Catalyzed Hydrolysis

Robert N. Compton and Michael A. Duncan

in Laser Experiments for Chemistry and Physics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198742975
eISBN:
9780191816932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742975.003.0031
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes a classic experiment in physical and organic chemistry: the measurement of the rate at which the optically active disaccharide sucrose molecule is converted into the ... More


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