Fresnel

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Fres·​nel | \ frā-ˈnel How to pronounce Fresnel (audio) \

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Augustin-Jean 1788–1827 French physicist

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“Fresnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fresnel. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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