A. Mark Smith's research while affiliated with University of Missouri and other places

Publications (3)

Article
In the fifth book of his De aspectibus, the medieval Latin version of Ibn al-Haytham’s Kitāb al-Manāẓir, Alhacen undertakes to determine precisely where a given ray of light will reflect to a given center of sight from a variety of convex and concave mirrors based on circular sections. As applied specifically to convex and concave spherical mirrors...

Citations

... Elkin gave a method 4 to show how to calculate the position of the required points in the general case with respect to the relative location of the points and the circle. Smith gave a reconstruction of Alhazen"s solution 5 . He credits Alhazen"s solution to be remarkably ingenious and elegant in its conceptual simplicity. ...