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The Resource A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse : The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura, by Dominique Raynaud, (electronic resource)

A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse : The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura, by Dominique Raynaud, (electronic resource)

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A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse : The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura
Title
A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse
Title remainder
The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura
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by Dominique Raynaud
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first critical edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse with English translation and commentary, which records the first scientific analysis of the camera obscura. On the Shape of the Eclipse includes pioneering research on the conditions of formation of the image, in a time deemed to be committed to aniconism. It also provides an early attempt to merge the two branches of Ancient optics—the theory of light and theory of vision. What perhaps most strongly characterizes this treatise is the close interaction of a geometric analysis of light and experimental reasoning. Ibn al-Haytham conducted his experiments in a systematic way by varying all that could be changed: the shape and size of the aperture, the focal length of the camera obscura, the distance and shape of the celestial bodies. This way, he achieved a thorough understanding. This work represents a decisive step in both the history of optics and the application of the experimental method that was just as efficient in medieval Islam as today.--
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A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse : The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura, by Dominique Raynaud, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. This Edition -- 2. Arabic Text and Translation -- 3. Ibn al-Haytham's Method -- 4. Ibn al-Haytham's Optical Analysis -- Appendix. A tentative Dating of On the Shape of the Eclipse -- References -- Index Nominum -- Index Rerum -- Arabic-English Glossary -- Table of Figures -- Plates
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978-3-319-47991-0
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1 online resource (XVIII, 305 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319479910
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10.1007/978-3-319-47991-0
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75 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
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(OCoLC)964359337
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A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse : The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura, by Dominique Raynaud, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47991-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. This Edition -- 2. Arabic Text and Translation -- 3. Ibn al-Haytham's Method -- 4. Ibn al-Haytham's Optical Analysis -- Appendix. A tentative Dating of On the Shape of the Eclipse -- References -- Index Nominum -- Index Rerum -- Arabic-English Glossary -- Table of Figures -- Plates
Control code
978-3-319-47991-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 305 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319479910
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-47991-0
Other physical details
75 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964359337

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