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344 words, approx. 2 pages
Christiaan Huygens developed and patented the pendulum time-keeping device. The pendulum system of modern grandfather clocks grew from his idea. Huygens, Christiaan Dutch Astronomer and Mathema... Read more
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Christiaan Huygens Makes Fundamental Contributions to Mechanics, Astronomy, Horology, and Optics Overview In the period between the death of Galileo (1564-1642) and the rise to fame of Isaac Newton (1... Read more
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Christiaan Huygens 1629-1695 Dutch Physicist Christiaan Huygens is famous for establishing the wave theory of light. He formulated the conservation law for elastic collisions, produced the first theor... Read more
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Christiaan Huygens 1629-1695 Dutch physicist best known for inventing the wave theory of light. Working with his brother Constantijn he invented a two-lens eyepiece, which dramatically reduced chromat... Read more