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Augustin-Jean Fresnel

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Augustin-Jean Fresnel
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
Born10 Mey 1788(1788-05-10)
Broglie, Kinrick o Fraunce
(nou Eure, Fraunce)
Dee'd14 Julie 1827(1827-07-14) (aged 39)
Ville-d'Avray, Kinrick o France
(nou Hauts-de-Seine, Fraunce)
Alma materÉcole polytechnique
École des Ponts et Chaussées
Kent forwave optics
AwairdsRumford Medal (1824)
Scientific career
Fieldspheesics, ingineerin

Augustin-Jean Fresnel (French: [ɔ.ɡy.stɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ fʁɛ.nɛl]; 10 Mey 1788 – 14 Julie 1827), wis a French ingineer an pheesicist wha contreibutit signeeficantly tae the establishment o the theory o wave optics. Fresnel studied the behaviour o licht baith theoretically an experimentally.

He is aiblins best kent as the inventor o the Fresnel lens, first adoptit in lichthooses while he wis a French commissioner o lichthooses, an foond in mony applications theday. His Fresnel equations on waves an reflectivity an aa form the basis for mony applications in computer graphics the day — for instance, the renderin o watter.