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Sends Slusius's construction of the Alhazen problem to Huygens; concerning the height of mercury in a tube purged of air; wishes to see Slusius's method of tangents; that Mr Collins would like to know Slusius's opinion of Hudden's appendix to 'Geometrie' of Descartes, which Oldenburg quotes, and also about Dulauren's assertions regarding cubic equations

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16 December 1672
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Renatus Slusius, 16 December 1672, EL/O2/100, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 26 May 2024

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