Alhacen on image-formation and distortion in mirrors: a critical edition, with English translation and commentary, of book 6 of Alhacen's De Aspectibus, the medieval Latin version of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitāb al-Manāzir

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American Philosophical Society, 2008 - Science - 393 pages
Smith (history, U. of Missouri) is working his way through Alhacen's (965-1039) study of reflection, which is a Medieval Latin version of ibn al-Haytham's Kitab al-Manazir. Book Six concludes the work by focusing on image distortion, applying the cathetus rule to an analysis of the various misperceptions that arise in the seven types of mirrors he studies in the two previous books. The first volume contains the introduction and Latin text; the second contains the English translation, a Latin-English and glossary, and the bibliography and general index. The volumes are numbered consecutively; the figures appear in both.

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