Lewis, Gilbert N.
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
interference, corpuscular light
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
In recent papers I have proposed a theory of light according to which radiant energy consists of discrete corpuscles governed by the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, while the probable path of each corpuscle is completely determined by the classical laws of optics. I further proposed a crucial experiment which would decide sharply between the new theory and all previous theories of light.