Sunday, November 27, 2011

Aether (Historical)

Aether, ether, luminoferous ether
According to Wikipedia: Aether originally was the personification of the "upper sky", space and heaven, in Greek mythology.
The term aether, æther or ether may also refer to one of the following:

Science and engineering

  • The aether of classical elements is a concept, historically, used in science (as a medium) and in philosophy (as a substance).
    • Any number of aether theories in alchemy, natural philosophy, and modern physics which suppose a "fifth element".
    • Luminiferous aether, in early physics considered to be the medium through which light propagates
  • Ether, a class of chemical compounds, or specifically:

Wikipedia References

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