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A Presentation Concerning the Propagation of Light Determined by Monsieur Rømer of the Royal Academy of Sciences
This is a translation of the paper, where the Danish astronomer Ole Rømer presents his original method for measuring the velocity of light. Rømer was the first person to determine a finite velocity for the propagation of light, and determined the velocity with an appropriate precision. This paper was originally published in French: Demonstration touchant le mouvement de la lumiere trouvé par monsieur Rømer de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Journal des Sçavans, du lundy, 7 Decembre 1676, pages 233-236. Herein the original Danish transcription of the name of the author is used instead the French, Römer, printed in Journal des Sçavans. In this paper an anonymous reporter of Journal des Sçavans, who actually wrote the text from Rømer's words, referred Rømer in the third person, according to the academic tone and traditions usual in the 17th century. Translated into English in 2008 by Dmitri Rabounski.
Ref: The Abraham Zelmanov Journal, 2008, volume 1, pages 3-5
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