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Ibn al-Haytham (latinized Alhazen full name Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham أبو علي، الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; c. 965 – c. 1040) was a mathematician, astronomer, and physicist of the Islamic Golden Age. He made significant contributions to the principles of optics and visual perception in particular, his most influential work being his Kitāb al-Manāẓir‎‎ (كتاب المناظر, "Book of Optics"), written during 1011–1021. He was also an early proponent of the concept that a hypothesis must be proved by experiments based on confirmable procedures or mathematical evidence, as such anticipating the scientific method.

Born in Basra, he spent most of his productive period in the Fatimid capital of Cairo and earned his living authoring various treatises and tutoring members of the nobilities.

Ibn al-Haytham is also sometimes given the byname al-Baṣrī after his birthplace, or al-Miṣrī ("of Egypt"). In Latin tradition, he was occasionally nicknamed Ptolemaeus secundus (the "Second Ptolemy") or simply as "The Physicist",

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    Book of Optics
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    The optics of Ibn al-Haytham
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    Shukūk ʻalá Baṭlamyūs
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    Ibn Al-Haytham's Completion of the conics
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    Alhacen on the principles of reflection
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    Ibn al Haitam's Abhandlung über das licht ..
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    Mizan AlHikmah
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    Al Jami' fi Usul Al Hisab
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    Taqwin Alalam
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    Taswibat 'Ala Almajasti
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    Itijah Al Qibla
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    Harakit Alqamar
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    Almuzwala Alufuqiah
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    Kayfiyat Alizlal
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    Alharaka Almuta'arijah
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    Shukuk fi Alharaka Almuta'arijah
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    Ikhtilaf Manzar Alqamar
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    Analysis and Synthesis
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    Balance of Wisdom
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    Corrections to the Almagest
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    Discourse on Place
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    Exact Determination of the Pole
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    Exact Determination of the Meridian
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    Finding the Direction of Qibla by Calculation
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    Horizontal Sundials
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    Hour Lines
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    On Squaring the Circle
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    Doubts Concerning Ptolemy
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    Maqala fi'l-Qarastun
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    On Completion of the Conics
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    On Seeing the Stars
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    On the Burning Sphere
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    On the Configuration of the World
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    On the Nature of Shadows
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    On the Form of Eclipse
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    On the Light of Stars
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    On the Light of the Moon
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    On the Milky Way
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    On the Rainbow and Halo
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    Opuscula
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    Resolution of Doubts Concerning the Almagest
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    Resolution of Doubts Concerning the Winding Motion
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    The Correction of the Operations in Astronomy
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    The Different Heights of the Planets
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    The Direction of Mecca
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    The Model of the Motions of Each of the Seven Planets
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    The Model of the Universe
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    The Motion of the Moon
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    The Ratios of Hourly Arcs to their Heights
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    The Winding Motion
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