Augustin Jean Fresnel
(10 May 1788 - 14 Jul 1827)
Quotes by others about Augustin Jean Fresnel (1)
We may see how unexpectedly recondite parts of pure mathematics may bear upon physical science, by calling to mind the circumstance that Fresnel obtained one of the most curious confirmations of the theory (the laws of Circular Polarization by reflection) through an interpretation of an algebraical expression, which, according to the original conventional meaning of the symbols, involved an impossible quantity.
- 10 May - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Fresnel's birth.