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Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650 (French mathematician)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bayle de refractione, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [160]
Scope and Contents A page on the apparent position of planets, in light of Descartes. "Bayle" could conceivably refer to Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), who critiqued Cartesianism once, early in his career, but Peter Bayle was not strictly known as a mathematician or an astronomer.
Dates: s.d.

Excerpta et notanda in Kepleri ... ad vitellionem, c1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [38.1]
Scope and Contents A discussion, probably inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, of whether it was Willebrord Snell or Voss who discovered a law of refraction first, from which Rene Descartes arguably derived his version at last.
Dates: c1693