|Title||Diagram, Alhazen's problem by Christian Huygens at Paris|
|Date||26 June 1669|
|Description||On 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.
|Related material||DOI: 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 catalogue||CLP/1/13/1|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8001||Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondent||c1619 - 1677|
|NA8062||Huygens; Christian (1629 - 1695); natural philosopher||1629 - 1695|