Does anyone happen to know who was the first to use Hooke's law to model vibrational absorption peak frequencies/wavenumbers?
I know Hooke's law is first outlined here:
R. Hooke, Potentia restitutiva, or spring, in Lectiones cutlerianae, or a Collection of lectures: physical, mechanical, geographical, and astronomical, made before the Royal Society on several occasions ... to which are added divers miscellaneous discourses, ed. by J. Martyn (John Martyn, London, 1679), p. 4
But I'd like to know about whose idea it was to use it for spectra.