Newton's Prism

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Marcellus Wallace
published on 18 September 2023
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Two prisms illustrating the discovery by Isaac Newton (1642-1727) that a single beam of white light could be split into a spectrum of colours, each colour being refracted at a slightly different angle from the other.

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Wallace, M. (2023, September 18). Newton's Prism. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17903/newtons-prism/

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Wallace, Marcellus. "Newton's Prism." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 18, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17903/newtons-prism/.

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Wallace, Marcellus. "Newton's Prism." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Sep 2023. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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