Ibn al-Haytham

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ibn al-Haytham an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
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Usage


In science:

According to medieval biographers, Ibn al-Haytham wrote more than 200 works on a wide range of subjects of which at least 96 of his scientific works are known. Most of his works are now lost, but more than 50 of them have survived to some extent.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The legacy of Ibn al-Haytham in the Book of Optics about the different finite speeds of light spanned six centuries culminating with “Fermat’s principle” in 1657 and, finally, the measurement of the finite speed in cosmic space by Ole Rømer in 1676.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Steffens B. 2007, Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist (Profiles in Science).
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Wikipedia 2008, Ibn al-Haytham In: Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
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