Looking for a special gift? Buy a print of this image.

    Spectra from light shone through prisms

    Date
    1817
    Object type
    Library reference
    Tracts/X69/15
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 250mm
    width (print): 195mm
    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
    Content object
    Description
    Optical diagrams showing light shone through prisms and the resulting spectral patterns. Four figures numbered 5a-5b and 6a-6b.

    Plate 5 from the monograph “Merkwurdige phanomene an und durch verschiedene prismen: zur richtigen wurdigung der Newton'schen und der von Gothe'schen farbenlehre”, [Remarkable phenomena at and through different prisms to correct Newton’s and Goethe’s theories of colours] by Johann Friedrich Christian Werneburg (Nuremberg, 1817). Engraved top right “Tabula 5”

    J F C Werneburg (1777-1851) was a Professor at the University of Jena.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Germany
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10065
    Powered by CollectionsIndex+/CollectionsOnline