Conclusion

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

Abstract

It is likely that Ibn al-Haytham never finished his reconstruction of the lost Book VIII of the Conics. No doubt he would have been surprised to hear that his preliminary version of the Completion of the Conics was still extant 1000 (lunar) years later. We must indeed be grateful to the scribes and editors who made this valuable work survive.

Keywords

Special Position Preliminary Version Auxiliary Problem Conic Section Preliminary Form 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

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

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