Record

Reference numberCLP/1/13/2
LevelItem
TitleDiagram, Alhazen's problem by Christian Huygens at Paris
Date26 June 1669
DescriptionOn the ibn al-Haytham / alhasein / alhazen problem.

This is a figure relating to Christian Huygens's treatment of Alhazen's problem, which was enclosed with his letter to Henry Oldenburg dated 26 June 1669.

Diagram consists of two circles with angle lines drawn across them.

The diagram and text are printed using a method that Huygens claimed he had invented, making the acid bite all the way through the plate and inking over it, as with a stencil.

Subject: Geometry
LanguageLatin
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1673.0045
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 8, no 97, p 6119, (1673) under the title 'albazeni problemate'
Related records in the catalogueCLP/1/13/1
CLP/1/13
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c 1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc 1619 - 1677
NA8062Huygens; Christian (1629 - 1695); natural philosopher1629 - 1695
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