Opticks


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The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton lectured on optics from 1670 - 1672. He worked on 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 himself had corrected from the third edition before his death. (Summary by Availle) (12 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Titlepage and Advertisements 5:33 Read by Availle
Book I Part I - Definitions 6:20 Read by smitaj
Book I Part I - Axioms 23:29 Read by Availle
Book I Part I - Proposition I 11:32 Read by MaryA
Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 1 12:25 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 2 17:16 Read by Ric F
Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 3 20:34 Read by Ric F
Book I Part I - Proposition II, Section 4 12:29 Read by Ric F
Book I Part I - Propositions III - IV 17:01 Read by Ric F
Book I Part I - Propositions V - VI 17:47 Read by Ric F
Book I Part I - Proposition VII, Section 1 23:35 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part I - Proposition VII, Section 2 23:45 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part I - Proposition VIII 6:22 Read by Amy Gramour
Book I Part II - Propositions I - II 16:09 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part II - Definition and Propositions III - IV 16:55 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part II - Proposition V 29:58 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part II - Propositions VI - VIII 23:18 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part II - Proposition IX 18:02 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book I Part II - Propositions X - XI 19:16 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part I - Observations 1 - 6 18:12 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part I - Observations 7 - 16 17:58 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part I - Observations 17 - 24 18:32 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part II - Section 1 17:23 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part II - Section 2 18:53 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part III - Propositions I - VI 17:12 Read by Mark Mickelson
Book II Part III - Proposition VII 13:32 Read by smitaj
Book II Part III - Propositions VIII - IX 13:52 Read by smitaj
Book II Part III - Propositions X - XI 32:26 Read by smitaj
Book II Part III - Propositions XII - XX 19:17 Read by Sachin
Book II Part IV - Observations 1 - 6 14:13 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part IV - Observations 7 - 9 20:03 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book II Part IV - Observations 10 - 13 14:09 Read by Pamela Krantz
Book III Part I - Observations 1 - 5 19:16 Read by Availle
Book III Part I - Observations 6 - 11 24:39 Read by Availle
Book III Part I - Queries 1 - 15 15:43 Read by Ric F
Book III Part 1 - Queries 16 - 24 15:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Book III Part I - Queries 25 - 27 14:45 Read by Guero
Book III Part I - Queries 28 - 29 23:55 Read by Guero
Book III Part I - Queries 30 - 31 24:22 Read by Mark F. Smith
Book III Part I - Query 31 cont. 16:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Book III Part I - Query 31 cont. 21:43 Read by Ric F