THE CELESTIAL KINEMATICS OF IBN AL-HAYTHAM

@article{Rashed2007THECK,
  title={THE CELESTIAL KINEMATICS OF IBN AL-HAYTHAM},
  author={R. Rashed},
  journal={Arabic Sciences and Philosophy},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={7 - 55}
}
  • R. Rashed
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
After having reformulated optics, Ibn al-Haytham conceived of an analogous project for astronomy. This has just been revealed by an important book by the mathematician which has never been studied until now. Ibn al-Haytham's reform consists in excluding all cosmology, and in developing a systematic study of a celestial kinematics that has been completely geometrized. In turn, the realization of such a reform demanded innovative research in infinitesimal geometry. In this article, an attempt is… Expand

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