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Paper, 'A dioptrick problem, why four convex glasses in a telescope shew objects erect' by Will Molineux [William Molyneux]

Reference number: CLP/2/14

Date: 03 November 1686

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Molyneux explains the dioptric issue of convex glasses in telescopes showing objects upright when there is a single lens, inverted with two lenses, upright with three, and still upright with four lenses.

Subject: Optics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A dioptrick problem, why four convex-glasses in a telescope, shew objects erect'.

The paper is also found in the 'Journal des Scavans' for Monday 17 September 1685, p 466.

Read to the Royal Society on 3 November 1686.

Reference number
CLP/2/14
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03 November 1686
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Ink on paper
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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William Molyneux

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William Molyneux, Paper, 'A dioptrick problem, why four convex glasses in a telescope shew objects erect' by Will Molineux [William Molyneux], 03 November 1686, CLP/2/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_14/paper-a-dioptrick-problem-why-four-convex-glasses-in-a-telescope-shew-objects-erect-by-will-molineux-william-molyneux, accessed on 18 June 2024

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