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Descartes Descartes Fr.: Descartes René Descartes (1596-1650), French mathematician,
physicist, and philosopher, who made valuable contributions to
mathematics, physics, and philosophy.
Descartes was a pioneer and major figure in 17th century
rationalism. He represents a major break with the Aristotelianism and Scholasticism
of the Medieval period. René Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy.
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Descartes ray partow-e Descartes Fr.: rayon de Descartes Same as → |

Descartes' formula disul-e Descartes Fr.: formule de Descartes A formula that gives the position of an image formed by highly
→ x = 2/_{i}x, where
_{C}x is the distance along the
→ _{o}principal axis
from the mirror to the
object, x is the distance from mirror to image, and
_{i}x is the distance from the mirror to its center of curvature.
Any distance measured on the same side of the mirror as the reflecting surface is
positive; on the other side, negative. Thus for a
→ _{C}concave mirror x
is positive; for a → _{C}convex mirror, negative. |