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Corpuscular theory of light
The above theory of Newton's remained in force for almost 150 years and took precedence over Huygen's wave front theory, as the former was a better known and respected scientist. However when the corpuscular theory failed to explain a few phenomenons it was abandoned in favour of Huygen's theory.
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