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The Optics of Giambattista Della Porta (ca. 1535-1615)
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1. IntroductionArianna Borrelli 2. A theater of experiments: Giambattista Della Porta and the scientific culture of Renaissance Naples William Eamon 3. Giambattista Della Porta: A magician or an optician?Yaakov Zik and Giora Hon 4. Optical diagrams as "paper tools": Della Porta's analysis of biconvex lenses from De refractione to De telescopioArianna Borrelli 5. Giambattista Della Porta's theory of vision in De refractione of 1593: Sources, problems, implicationsA. Mark Smith 6. Magi from the north: Instruments of fire and light in the early seventeenth centuryFokko Jan Dijksterhuis 7. Using invariances in geometrical diagrams: Della Porta, Kepler and Descartes on refractionAlbrecht Heeffer 8. Francesco Maurolico, Giambattista Della Porta and their theories on refractionRicardo Belle 9. Conclusion: A reassessmentYaakov Zik and Giora Hon

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