Like De Vick's clock also Huygens's clock had its escapement wheel acting upon two pallets.
To Huygens Newton was indebted for the laws of centrifugal force.
Likewise, he first proposed the wave theory of light; although it was Huygens who established it on its present foundation.
This was only one of the many telling arguments advanced by Huygens.
Mr. Huygens and Mr. Riley made their appearance after some time.
By accidentally combining two rhombs in different positions, Huygens discovered the polarisation of light.
But this doubt became a certainty only through the labours of Huygens.
This friend of Huygens and Boyle tried to prove that Kunckel was not justified in claiming the discovery for himself.
Mr. Huygens, who had hitherto been my companion, now left me, and returned to his friends at Washington.
Huygens received a good education, and at early age showed a singular aptitude for mathematics.
Dutch physicist and astronomer who in 1655 discovered Saturn's rings and its fourth satellite, using a telescope he constructed with his brother. In 1657 he built the first pendulum clock. Huygens also proposed that light consists of transverse waves that vibrate up and down perpendicular to the direction in which the light travels. This theory, which explained some properties of light better than Newton's theory, was made public in 1690.