Achromatic Prism

Title

Achromatic Prism

Subject

Optics

Description

The three prisms hanging from the brass stand may be folded up in pairs to demonstrate achromatism (no color separation) or constant deviation (no color dependence of the angle of minimum bending of light.) These were made by Lerebours et Secretan of Paris, and are listed at 50 francs in the 1853 catalogue.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

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Date Added
November 16, 2011
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Citation
“Achromatic Prism,” Antique Scientific Instruments at Washington and Lee University, accessed November 18, 2017, http://physicsapparatus.omeka.net/items/show/24.