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(hoy'genz),
Christian, Dutch physicist, 1629-1695. See: Huygens ocular, Huygens principle.
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Huygen is a direct descendent of the famous Dutch astronomer, mathematician, physicist and natural philosopher Christiaan Huygens (1629-95).
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Lavishly illustrated with examples of Tompion's table clocks, longcase clocks and pocket watches, it offers new insights into his life from the diaries of the scientists Robert Hooke and Christiaan Huygens.
Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens discovers Saturn's rings and its moon Titan using a Keplerian telescope with an 11-foot focal length.
Christiane Vilain sees Christiaan Huygens, who generalized Galileo's relativity of motion with his own imaginary boat experiment, as offering a non-inductive, more sophisticated geometrically-oriented mechanics.
The pendulum clock was invented by Christiaan Huygens in the 17th century, based on an observation of Galileo's of the pendulum swing.