Updated: 12/3/2020

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  • The 11th century Persian Ibn Al-Haytham, also know as Alhazen, who in addition to his ground-breaking work on optics and physics, established the beginnings of the link between algebra and geometry.
  • Hello everyone, I am Ibn Al-Haytham a Persian mathematician
  • My full name is Abu Ali Al- Hassan Ibn Al- Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham
  • Hello Ibn Al-Haytham, we would like to ask a question why people, referring you as the father of modern optics?
  • This is because I have made significant contribution to the principles of optics and visual perception
  • Please tell us how about your contribution in mathematic?
  • I have established the beginnings of the link between algebra and geometry and devised what is now known as “Alhazen’s problem”
  • Ibn Al-Haytham go to his bedroom and pick up a book thatcontain his contribution in mathematic to show to children and scholar.
  • Calculus
  • Inside the book
  • The sum formula for the fourth power, using a method that could be generally used to determine the sum for any integral power. He used this to find the volume of a paraboloid. He could find the integral formula for any polynomial without having developed a general formula.
  • In mathematics, Ibn Al-Haytham built on the mathematicalworks of Euclid and Thabit ibn Qurra, and went on to systemize infinitesimal calculus,conic sections, number theory and analytic geometry after linking algebra to geometry.His contribution to mathematic, was extensive.
  • I had made significant contribution to optics, number theory, geometry, astronomy and natural philosophy. That all about me.