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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Renatus Slusius, dated at London

Reference number: EL/O2/98

Date: 11 November 1672


Transcribes an extract from Huygens' letter about Slusius's solution of the Alhazen problem; concerning Huygens' opinion on the height of mercury in a tube when it is purged of air; concerning a system of algebra by John Kersey

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11 November 1672
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Renatus Slusius, dated at London, 11 November 1672, EL/O2/98, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 May 2024

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