Descartes, Rene

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René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction
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Possible topics: Abel, Niels; Archimedes; Aristotle; Celsius, Anders; Descartes, Rene; Euclid; Fermat, Pierre; Gauss, C.F.; Leibniz, Gottfried; Newton, Sir Isaac; Pythagoras.
Descartes, Rene. Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy.