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Alhazen

Rok Gorjup (2014) Alhazen. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    This diploma paper deals with the life and work of the Islamic scientist Alhazen, who worked in Cairo at the beginning of the 2nd millennium. Alhazen is mostly recognised for his study of optics, mathematics, physics and astronomy. He also left his mark in philosophy, physiology and medicine. Alhazen was also the first to introduce a scientific method where an experiment needs to be done before giving facts. In this paper, his most important contributions to optics are introduced and presented first. Alhazen's discussions about astronomy are described later on. The main focus of the diploma paper is the discussion of »Alhazen's problem« or the »billiard problem«. The paper continues with the emphases of his work in mathematics. Alhazen is known as the father of modern optics because of his tremendeous contribution to this field of science. Therefore, his impact on the European science is described in the last part of this paper.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: Alhazen, work, Book of Optics, discussion, optics, visual perception theory, light beam, light reflection, light refraction, Fermat's principle, Alhazen's problem, billiard problem, circular billiard, conical sections, circumference, ellipse, confocal elipse, solution, mathematics
    Number of Pages: 62
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marko RazpetMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9947721)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2018
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 08:27
    Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 08:27
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2018

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