Alhazen's Neglected Discoveries of Visual Phenomena

  title={Alhazen's Neglected Discoveries of Visual Phenomena},
  author={Ian P. Howard},
  pages={1203 - 1217}
  • I. Howard
  • Published 1 October 1996
  • Physics
  • Perception
The first three books of the Book of Optics written by Alhazen in Cairo in the eleventh century were translated into English by A I Sabra in 1989. Book I deals with optics, the structure of the eye, image formation in the eye, and with the visual pathways. This book inspired all other books on optics from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century and formed the basis upon which Kepler solved the problem of image formation. However, Alhazen's work contained in Books II and III has been almost… 

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