Life and Works of Ibn al-Haytham
This chapter is about the life 05.2) and works (§§5.3–5.5) of Ibn al-Haytham (965-ca. 1041). In my account the emphasis will be on aspects relevant to the Completion of the Conics. More detailed surveys of other aspects of his work can be found in the article Ibn al-Haytham by Sabra in DSB VI,189–210 and in Schramm’s article Ibn al-Haytham’s Stellung in der Geschichte der Wissenschaften.
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