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Treatise on Light

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ISBN-10: 1406813753

ISBN-13: 9781406813753

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christiaan Huygens

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List price: $14.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 72
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

The Dutch physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens was educated at home by his father and private tutors until he was about 16 years old. From 1645 until 1647, Huygens studied law at the University of Leiden and mathematics at Frans van Schooten. Then, from 1647 until 1649, he studied law at the newly founded Collegium Arausiacum (College of Orange) at Breda. During the 1650s, Huygens concentrated on mathematics, studying algebraic problems inspired by Pappus of Alexandria's work. In 1656, Huygens invented a reliable pendulum clock, succeeding where many had failed, including Galileo himself. He worked on the more general theory of harmonic oscillating systems throughout his life,…