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Opticks

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

1. 00 Titlepage and Advertisements
2. 01 Book I Part I - Definitions
3. 02 Book I Part I - Axioms
4. 03 Book I Part I - Proposition I
5. 04 Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 1
6. 05 Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 2
7. 06 Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 3
8. 07 Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 4
9. 08 Book I Part I - Propositions III - IV
10. 09 Book I Part I - Propositions V - VI
11. 10 Book I Part I - Proposition VII, Section 1
12. 11 Book I Part I - Proposition VII, Section 2
13. 12 Book I Part I - Proposition VIII
14. 13 Book I Part II - Propositions I - II
15. 14 Book I Part II - Definition and Propositions III - IV
16. 15 Book I Part II - Proposition V
17. 16 Book I Part II - Propositions VI - VIII
18. 17 Book I Part II - Proposition IX
19. 18 Book I Part II - Propositions X - XI
20. 19 Book II Part I - Observations 1 - 6
21. 20 Book II Part I - Observations 7 - 16
22. 21 Book II Part I - Observations 17 - 24
23. 22 Book II Part II - Section 1
24. 23 Book II Part II - Section 2
25. 24 Book II Part III - Propositions I - VI
26. 25 Book II Part III - Proposition VII
27. 26 Book II Part III - Propositions VIII - IX
28. 27 Book II Part III - Propositions X - XI
29. 28 Book II Part III - Propositions XII - XX
30. 29 Book II Part IV - Observations 1 - 6
31. 30 Book II Part IV - Observations 7 - 9
32. 31 Book II Part IV - Observations 10 - 13
33. 32 Book III Part I - Observations 1 - 5
34. 33 Book III Part I - Observations 6 - 11
35. 34 Book III Part I - Queries 1 - 15
36. 35 Book III Part 1 - Queries 16 - 24
37. 36 Book III Part I - Queries 25 - 27
38. 37 Book III Part I - Queries 28 - 29
39. 38 Book III Part I - Queries 30 - 31
40. 39 Book III Part I - Query 31 cont.
41. 40 Book III Part I - Query 31 cont.

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Summary

The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton lectured on optics from 1670 - 1672. He worked on the refraction of light into colored beams using prisms and discovered chromatic aberration. He also postulated the corpuscular form of light and an ether to transmit forces between the corpuscles. His "Opticks", first published 1704 contains his postulates about the topic. This is the fourth edition in English, from 1730, which Newton corrected from the third edition before his death.