By Dominique Raynaud
What possibly so much strongly characterizes this treatise is the shut interplay of a geometrical research of sunshine and experimental reasoning. Ibn al-Haytham performed his experiments in a scientific approach via various all that may be replaced: the form and dimension of the aperture, the focal size of the digital camera obscura, the space and form of the celestial our bodies. this manner, he accomplished an intensive knowing. This paintings represents a decisive step in either the historical past of optics and the appliance of the experimental technique that was once simply as effective in medieval Islam as today.
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