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Theories of vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler
Preface 1: The Background: Ancient Theories of Vision 2: Al Kindi's Critique of Euclid's Theory of Vision 3: Galenists and Aristotelians in Islam 4: Alhazen and the New Intromission Theory of VisionExpand
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The Beginnings of Western Science
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Alhazen's Theory of Vision and Its Reception in the West
HE MOST SERIOUS problem facing the Muslim heirs of Greek thought was the extraordinary diversity of their inheritance. Among theories of optics, for instance, Muslim thinkers had the followingExpand
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The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical
A memory cell comprising a single transistor and an associated capacitor constitutes the basic building block of a new and improved random-access-memory array. If, for example, the GIMIC-O technologyExpand
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Alkindi's Critique of Euclid's Theory of Vision
ALKINDI, undoubtedly the first great philosopher of the Islamic world, was a leader in the endeavor to communicate Greek philosophy to Islam.' Not only did he participate in the translating activityExpand
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The beginnings of Western science : the European scientific tradition in philosophical, religious, and institutional context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450
This landmark book represents the first attempt in two decades to survey the science of the ancient world, the first attempt in four decades to write a comprehensive history of medieval science, andExpand
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The theory of Pinhole images from antiquity to the thirteenth century
The principles underlying the camera obscura were first correctly analyzed by Ibn al-Haitham. In his Perspectiva (i.e., the thirteenth-century Latin translation of his Kitab al-manazir), al-HaithamExpand
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Roger Bacon's philosophy of nature : a critical edition, with English translation, introduction, and notes, of De multiplicatione specierum and De speculis comburentibus
A critical edition, with English translation, introduction, and notes of `De Multiplicatione Specierum' and `De Speculis Comburentibus'.
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Roger Bacon's Theory of the Rainbow: Progress or Regress?
HE PRIMARY RAINBOW is explained by Theodoric of Freiberg (d. c. 1311) in the following way: when sunlight falls on individual drops of moisture the rays undergo two refractions (upon ingress andExpand
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