publication . Article . Other literature type . 1857

The Bakerian Lecture: Experimental Relations of Gold (and Other Metals) to Light

Michael Faraday;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 1857
Abstract
<jats:p>That wonderful production of the human mind, the undulatory theory of light, with the phenomena for which it strives to account, seems to me, who am only an experimentalist, to stand midway between what we may conceive to be the coarser mechanical actions of matter, with their explanatory philosophy, and that other branch which includes, or should include, the physical idea of forces acting at a distance; and admitting for the time, the existence of the ether, I have often struggled to perceive how far that medium might account for or mingle in with such actions, generally; and to what extent experimental trials might be devised which, with their results...
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