Visual Illusions

Visual Illusions

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"[...]will be realized in the following chapters in so far as brevity of treatment makes this possible. Doubtless thoughtful observers ages ago noticed visual illusions, especially those found in nature and in architecture. When it is considered that geometrical figures are very commonly of an illusory character it appears improbable that optical illusions could have escaped the keenness of Euclid. The apparent enlargement of the moon near the horizon and the apparent flattened vault of the sky were noticed at least a thousand years ago and literature yields several hundred memoirs on these subjects. One of the oldest dissertations upon the apparent form of the sky was published by Alhazen, an Arab astronomer of the tenth century. Kepler in 1618 wrote upon the subject. Philosophers of the past centuries prepared the way toward an[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507535767
  • 9781507535769

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