The Date of the Completion

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


Dating the Completion on the basis of the available evidence is not easy. The Completion is undated and it is not mentioned in the three lists of works of Ibn al-Haytham (§5.1). The Completion does not contain references to any work other than the Conics. As far as I know, Ibn al-Haytham does not refer to the Completion in any of his other works. But there are a few indications suggesting that the Completion is not a late work of Ibn al-Haytham.


Conic Section Arabic Version Arabic Text Circular Surface Relative Chronology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

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

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