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Heron (fl. 62 ad)

Euclid (fl. c. 300 bc) Greek mathematician

Archimedes (c. 287—212 bc) Greek mathematician and inventor, of Syracuse

 

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A special field of optics, is properly the geometric theory of the visual appearances of objects seen under reflection (anaklasis), but among the ancients also includes studies of refraction (diaklasis) ...

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