By Dominique Raynaud
What possibly such a lot strongly characterizes this treatise is the shut interplay of a geometrical research of sunshine and experimental reasoning. Ibn al-Haytham carried out his experiments in a scientific manner by way of various all which may be replaced: the form and measurement of the aperture, the focal size of the digicam obscura, the gap and form of the celestial our bodies. this fashion, he completed an intensive knowing. This paintings represents a decisive step in either the background of optics and the appliance of the experimental approach that was once simply as effective in medieval Islam as today.
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