Definition of wave theory in English:

wave theory

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noun

Physics , • historical
  • The theory that light is propagated through the ether by a wave motion imparted to the ether by the molecular vibrations of the radiant body.
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    • He warned of the dangers of lead poisoning and hypothesized about continental drift and the wave theory of light.
    • A few years earlier another member of the Royal Society, Robert Hooke, had published a wave theory of light and his own theory of colours.
    • He studied continuum mechanics, lunar theory with Clairaut, the three body problem, elasticity, acoustics, the wave theory of light, hydraulics, and music.

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