A Dióptrica abordava o tópico da luz, da visão e dos meios artificiais de aumentar Descartes solicitava comentários, questões e objeções em relação aos três. The theory of lenses, a topic that had engaged Descartes since reading Kepler’s Dioptrica in , took its form and direction in turn from Descartes’s solution to. Discursos Del Método, Dióptrica, Meteoros Y Geometría; ›; Customer reviews translation by Elizabeth Haldane. the Philosophical Works of Descartes, due it.

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He began his schooling at a Jesuit college before going to Paris to study mathematics and to Poitiers in to study law. Opera Mundi ; Biblioteca universal.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate este libro lo lei cuando no pensaba en nada. To apply algebraic analysis, he then takes the length ABmeasured from the fixed point Aas his first unknown, xand length BC as the second unknown, y.

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He does discuss the correspondence further in bk. Your request to send this item has been completed. Moreover, although Descartes treated speed as a scalar quantity, determination was operationally at least always a vector, which could be resolved into components. You may have already requested this item. Mechanical phenomena took place in a plenum and had to be explained in terms of the direct interaction of the bodies that constituted it, whence the central role of his theory of impact.


This may have become clear to Descartes toward the end of a bitter controversy between the two men over their methods in the spring of Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Spanish View all editions and formats Rating: It concerns the impact of two equal bodies approaching each other at equal speeds and is intuitively obvious.

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In addition to the works cited in the notes, see also J. Here again a totally anachronistic term is employed in the interest of brevity. He thus imagines the locus to be traced by the endpoint C of a movable ordinate BC maintaining a fixed angle to line AB the axis desxartes varying in length as a function 7 of the length AB.

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Upon refraction, as through a prism, those speeds would be altered, leading to a change in colors. Advanced Search Find a Library. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.

So also I hope to show for continuous quantities that some problems can be solved by straight lines and circles alone; others only by other curved lines, which, desccartes, result from a single motion and can therefore be drawn with new forms of compasses, which are no less exact and geometrical, I think, than the common ones used to draw circles; and finally others that can be solved only by curved lines generated by diverse motions not subordinated to one another, which curves are certainly only imaginary e.


Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Preview this item Preview this item. For the law of refraction, Descartes altered the nature of the surface met by the ball; he now imagined it to pass through the surface, but to lose some of its motion i. Two of the basic principles underlying that theory have been mentioned above.

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Regulae ad directionem ingeniidioptrjca Oeuvres de DescartesAdam and Tannery, eds. Find dioptriica copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Returning to the model of the tennis ball, Descartes explained color in terms of a rotatory motion of the ball, the speed of rotation varying with the color.

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