Life and Works of Ibn al-Haytham

  • J. P. Hogendijk
Part of the Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SOURCES, volume 7)


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.


Conic Section Mathematical Work Critical Edition Mathematical Text Arabic Text 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Hogendijk
    • 1
  1. 1.History of Mathematics DepartmentBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

Personalised recommendations