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Brewster, David. A Treatise on Optics. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831. http://dlib.stanford.edu:6520/text1/dd-ill/optics.pdf 33m Dec. 2003

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Brooks, Randall. Dividing Engine. pp184-186. Bud, Robert & Deborah J. Warner. Instruments of Science, An Historical Encyclopedia. N.Y.: Garland, 1998.

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