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Huygens, Christiaan 1629-1695

Works: 1,192 works in 2,852 publications in 9 languages and 16,805 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Recipient, Honoree, Dedicatee, Singer, Collector, Other, Owner, Attributed name, Editor
Classifications: QC425, 535
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Treatise on light, in which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion & in refraction, and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystal by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

161 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi hui geng si de dai biao zuo zhi yi. zuo zhe zai shu zhong ji guang de bo dong xue shuo zhi da cheng, ti chu le guang de mai chong li lun, bing ju ci dao chu le guang de zhe she yu fan she ding lü, ji hui geng si yuan li
Christiaan Huygens' the pendulum clock, or, Geometrical demonstrations concerning the motion of pendula as applied to clocks by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celestial worlds discover'd by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

15 editions published between 1698 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1968
Leibnizens und Huygens' Briefwechsel mit Papin, nebst der Biographie Papins und einigen zugehörigen Briefen und Actenstücken by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )

36 editions published between 1881 and 1996 in German and Multiple languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wave theory of light; memoirs of Huygens, Young and Fresnel by Henry Crew( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1977 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die pendeluhr, Horologium oscillatorium by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

13 editions published between 1813 and 1913 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of conjecturing, together with Letter to a friend on sets in court tennis by Jakob Bernoulli( Book )

6 editions published in 1899 in German and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sylla provides an extensive introduction and detailed translator's notes. As supplemental texts she includes Bernoulli's "Letter to a Friend on Sets in Court Tennis" and "Thesis 32" of Theses Logicae de conversione et oppositione enunciationum."--Jacket
Christiani Hugenii libellus de ratiociniis in ludo aleæ. Or, the value of all chances in games of fortune; ... mathematically demonstrated by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

19 editions published between 1714 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmotheoros by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

12 editions published between 1762 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmotheoros, or, Conjectures concerning the planetary worlds and their inhabitants by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

6 editions published in 1757 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De circuli magnitudine inventa : acc. eiusdem problematum quorundam illustrium constructiones by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

10 editions published between 1654 and 2014 in Latin and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) was born the son of diplomat Constantijn Huygens, and grew up in the company of prominent men, such as René Descartes. After his studies in mathematics at Leiden University, he developed himself into an important astronomer. His research included the rings of Saturn and the discovery of the moon Titan. Huygens is also known as the inventor of the pendulum clock. The Elzeviers published his first book on hyperbolae, ellipses, and circles in 1651. It was followed by this treatise on the magnitude of circles in 1654
Of the laws of chance by Christiaan Huygens( )

3 editions published in 1738 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cycle harmonique : (Rotterdam 1691) = Novus cyclus harmonicus : (Leiden 1724) : with Dutch and English translations by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huygens : the man behind the principle by Cornelis Dirk Andriesse( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huygens: The Man Behind the Principle is the story of the great seventeenth-century Dutch mathematician and physicist, Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695). As his first complete biography ever written in English, this book describes in detail how Huygens arrived at discoveries and inventions that are often ascribed incorrectly to his younger contemporary, Newton. At the same time, it paints a vivid picture of Huygens' youth and adulthood, and points to the many fruits of his science." "Huygens played a key role in the 'scientific revolution', and the Huygens Principle on the wave theory of light helped establish his reputation. The discovery of Saturn's rings and the invention of the pendulum clock made him so famous that he was invited to be the first director of the French Academy of Science, but his busy life as director teetered on the edge of powerlessness." "Despite Huygens' many achievements, no complete biography has been published previously in English, a consequence of his Dutch origins and of the fact that many important aspects of his life were documented only in Dutch. This book gives scientists and historians the opportunity to learn more about all aspects of Huygens' life and work while bringing his story to a wider audience."--Jacket
Studies on Christiaan Huygens : invited papers from the Symposium on the Life and Work of Christiaan Huygens, Amsterdam, 22-25 August 1979 by H. J. M Bos( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huygens' principle, 1690-1990 : theory and applications : proceedings of an international symposium, the Hague/Scheveningen, November 19-22, 1990 by International Symposium on Huygens' Principle 1690-1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lenses and waves : Christiaan Huygens and the mathematical science of optics in the seventeenth century by Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book discusses the development of Christiaan Huygens' wave theory, reconstructing the winding road that eventually led to Trade de la Lumiere. For the first time, the full range of manuscript sources is taken into account. In addition, the development of Huygens' thinking on the nature of light is put in the context of his optics as a whole, which was dominated by his lifelong pursuit of theoretical and practical dioptrics. In so doing, this book offers the first account of the development of Hygens' mathematical analysis of lenses and telescopes and its significance for the origin of the wave theory of light. Students of the history of optics, of early mathematical physics, and the Scientific Revolution, will find this book enlightening."--Jacket
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Treatise on light, in which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion & in refraction, and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystal
Alternative Names
C. H 1629-1695

C. H. D. Z.

C.H.D.Z 1629-1695

Christiaan astrónomo, físico, y matemático holandés

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens astrónomo, físico, y matemático holandés

Christiaan Huygens astronoom uit Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (1629-1695)

Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher

Christiaan Huygens holenderski matematyk, fizyk oraz astronom

Christiaan Huygens holland matematikus, fizikus és csillagász

Christiaan Huygens matematico, astronomo e fisico olandese

Christiaan Huygens nederlandsk astronom, matematikar og fysikar

Christiaan Huygens nederländsk astronom, matematiker och fysiker

Christiaan Huygens nederlandsk astronom, matematiker og fysiker

Christiaan Huygens niederländischer Astronom, Mathematiker, Physiker und Musiktheoretiker

Christiaen Huygens

Christian Huygens

Christian Huygens mathématicien et philosophe néerlandais

Christianus Hugenius

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Κρίστιαν Χόυχενς Ολλανδός φυσικός, αστρονόμος και μαθηματικός

Гюйгенс, Xёйгенс Христиан

Гюйгенс Х

Гюйгенс, Х 1629-1695

Гюйгенс, Христиан

Кристиан Хюйгенс

Кристијан Хајгенс

Крыстыян Гюйгэнс

Хейгенс Х

Хейгенс Х. 1629-1695

Христиан Гюйгенс

Християн Гюйгенс

Хрысціян Гюйгенс

Քրիստիան Հյույգենս

כריסטיאן הויגנס

כריסטיאן הויגנס איש אשכולות

كريستيان هوغنس

كريستيان هيكنز، 1629-1695

هيجنز، كريستيان، 1629-1695

کریستیان هویقنس

کریستیان هویگنس

کریستیان هویگنس ستاره‌شناس، ریاضی‌دان، و فیزیک‌دان هلندی

क्रिश्चियन हुय्गेंस

क्रिस्टियन हुगेन्स

कृस्टियान हुजेन्स

ক্রিস্টিয়ান হাইগেনস Physicist and mathematician

கிறித்தியான் ஐகன்சு

క్రిస్టియాన్ హైగెన్స్

ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಟಿಯಾನ್ ಹೈಜೆನ್ಸ್

കൃസ്ത്യൻ ഹ്യൂജൻസ്

คริสตียาน เฮยเคินส์

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