This corpuscular theory of matter may throw light on the laws of chemical combination.
I refer to the effect of an atomic and gravitative Aether upon Newton's corpuscular theory of light.
In the corpuscular theory we have luminous particles emitted by luminous bodies.
Or can this adjective be applied to Newton's corpuscular theory of light, even though it has failed to explain all the facts?
The corpuscular theory, which the famous Newton advocated, is long since abandoned.
Sir Isaac Newton's corpuscular theory "explained all the phenomena of light, except one," and he actually assumed, for it "fits."
When we apply the corpuscular theory to the reflection of light we find that it satisfactorily accounts for the phenomenon.
We have up to the present dealt with only two theories of light, the corpuscular theory and the Undulatory or Wave theory.
Herschel accepted, as did all his cotemporaries, the Newtonian or corpuscular theory of light.