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Ptolemy and the foundations of ancient mathematical optics : a source based guided study

Author: A Mark Smith
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1999.
Series: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v. 89, pt. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ptolemy; Ptolémée; Ptolemy; Claudius Ptolemaeus; Ptolémée <2e s>; Claudius Ptolemaeus; Claudius Ptolemaeus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Mark Smith
ISBN: 0871698935 9780871698933
OCLC Number: 41118163
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Section I. Ancient theories of visual perception --
Section II. Optics proper: analysis of direct vision --
Section III. Catoptrics: analysis of vision by reflected rays --
Section IV. Dioptrics: analysis of vision by deflected rays --
Section V. Analysis of the rainbow and of burning mirrors.
Series Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v. 89, pt. 3.
Responsibility: A. Mark Smith.

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