The remarkable Ibn al-Haytham

  title={The remarkable Ibn al-Haytham},
  author={John D. Smith},
  journal={The Mathematical Gazette},
  pages={189 - 198}
  • John D. Smith
  • Published 1 March 1992
  • Physics
  • The Mathematical Gazette
‘I saw that I can reach the truth only through concepts whose matter are sensible things and whose form is rational.’ The achievements in experimental and theoretical science of the Arab scholar al-Haytham (also known as Alhazen, from his latinized first name al-Hasan) make him as much a figure of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as of his own tenth and eleventh centuries. When his writings become known in the West the importance of his contribution to optics was widely recognized and he… 

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