In geometry, Ibn al-Haytham developed analytical geometry by establishing the linkage between algebra and geometry.
Ibn al-Haytham also discovered a formula for adding the first 100 natural numbers. His contributions to number theory include his work on perfect numbers.
In the 1000s, Ibn al-Haytham, discussed the theory of attraction between masses, and it seems that he was aware of the magnitude of acceleration due to gravity.
Ibn Al-Haytham also invented the Pinhole Camera.
Ibn Al-Haytham died in Cairo on the 6th of March, 1040.
Who was Ibn Al-Haytham?
Ibn Al-Haytham was a muslim mathematician, astronomer, & physicist that lived in the time period of the Islamic Golden Age. He is also referred to as "the father of modern optics", he made important contributions to the principles and rules of optics and visual perception in specific. Ibn al-Haytham paved and enhanced the way for the modern science of physical optics today.
Ibn Al-Haytham was born on July 1, 965 AD.
Ibn Al-Haytham was born in Basrah, Iraq.
He mainly studied geometry, astronomy, algebra, and even how to write books.
He moved to Cairo, Egypt to continue his studies and go to college at the famous Al-Azhar University.