(45) Christiaan Huygens
, 'Treatise on Light, In which are explained the causes of that which occurs In REFLEXION, & in REFRACTION And particularly In the strange REFRACTION OF ICELAND CRYSTAL, trans Silvanus P.
Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens
had proposed a model for light diffraction almost a century earlier, but it took the works of Fraunhofer, Thomas Young and Augustin-Jean Fresnel to reveal the importance of the wave model of light.
The last third of the chapter belongs to the history of science and covers Galileo Galilei, Marin Mersenne (who discovered harmonic partials), as well as Robert Hooke and Christiaan Huygens
, who both attempted to determine the frequency cycles of musical pitch.
A contribution to lens making was the "baton," attributed to Christiaan Huygens
, the 17th-century Dutch mathematician.
Why they were not copied out is unclear, but both deal with Hooke's balance-spring watch, over which he and Oldenburg were to fall out in 1675, when Oldenburg sought an English patent for the invention on behalf of Hooke's rival, the Dutch scientist, Christiaan Huygens
, whereas Hooke claimed that the idea had been plagiarized from him.
It was discovered in 1655 Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens
, the first satellite in the Solar system discovered after the "Galilean" moons of Jupiter.
Titan's giant raindrops: Saturn's largest moon has been a source of fascination ever since it was discovered on March 25, 1655 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens
(in whose honour the probe is named).
* The Huygens probe is named after Christiaan Huygens
, a Dutch scientist who first discovered Titan in 1655.
Discovered by the probe's namesake, Christiaan Huygens
, in 1655, Titan is the second largest moon in the solar system measuring over 3,000 miles in diameter.
The spacecraft is named for two 17th century astronomers: Giovanni Cassini of Italy and Christiaan Huygens
of The Netherlands.