Benedetti, Giovanni Battista de, Io. Baptistae Benedicti ... Diversarvm specvlationvm mathematicarum, et physicarum liber : quarum seriem sequens pagina indicabit ; [annotated and critiqued by Guidobaldo Del Monte]

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EPISTOLAE.
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4064" xml:space="preserve">Nam circa æqualitatem angulorum reflexionis & incidentiæ, iam tibi probaui
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                  illud non vniuerſaliter euenire à breuitate aggregati radiorum incidentiæ reflexio-
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4065" xml:space="preserve">Sed hoc naſcitur potius ab eo, quod cum radius incidentiæ non poſſit ſuper
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                  ficiem corporis opaci penetrare, reflectit, vt citra ipſam
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                  angulo æquali ei, quem
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                  faceret cum eadem ſuperficie vltra ipſam ſi tranſiuiſſet.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4066" xml:space="preserve">Exempli gratia ſit
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                  obiectum
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                  oculus in figura
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                  et
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                  ſuperficies ipſius
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                  ſpeculi
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                  verò ſit punctum ipſius ſuperficiei, à quo ad oculum reflectitur imago ip-
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                  ſius
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                  . </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4067" xml:space="preserve">Nunc ſi radius
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                  incidentiæ, recta
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                  incederet ſub
                    <var>.c.e.</var>
                  efficeret angulum
                    <var>.e.d.h.</var>
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                  æqualem angulo
                    <var>.c.d.a.</var>
                  eius contrapoſito,
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                  ſed quia impeditur ipſæ radius ab opacitate
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                  ipſius ſpeculi
                    <var>.c.e.</var>
                  ne vlterius incedat, propte
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                  rea reflectitur ab ipſa ſuperficie ſpeculi, con-
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                  ſtituens cum ipſa angulum
                    <var>.e.d.b.</var>
                  æqualem
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                  angulo
                    <var>.e.d.h.</var>
                  ſed quia angulus
                    <var>.c.d.a.</var>
                  eſt
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                  ęqualis ipſi angulo
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                  propterea angulus
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                  ęqualis exiſtit angulo
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                  a; </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4068" xml:space="preserve">per
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                  accidens igitur ſequitur
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                  et
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                  ſimul ſumptas, breuiorem facere longiludinem
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                  omni alia, quæ ab ipſa ſuperficie
                    <var>.c.e.</var>
                  ad eadem puncta
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                  ducta eſſet, </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4069" xml:space="preserve">quare natu-
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                  ræintentio eſt efficere angulum
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                  æqualem angulo
                    <var>.e.d.h.</var>
                  vnde ex accidenti po
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                  ſtea ſequitur, ipſum æqualem eſſe angulo
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                  & deinde
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                  lineæ
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                  et
                    <var>.d.b.</var>
                  con-
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                  ſtituant longitudinem breuiorem. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4070" xml:space="preserve">Quare illud quod omnes putabant eſſe primum
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                  & perſe, vltimum eſt, & exaccidenti.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4071" xml:space="preserve">Quare vero ſuperficies, quæ vocatur reflexionis, in qua ſunt duæ lineę, hoc eſt
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                  incidentię,
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                  , ſemper ſit perpendicularis ſuperficiei ipſius ſpeculi: </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4072" xml:space="preserve">Hæc
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                  eſt ratio, quia cum quilibet radius incidentiæ, perpendicularis ipſi ſuperficiei ſpe-
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                  culi, in ſeipſo reflectit, ex ijſdem dictis rationibus, hoc eſt, quia cum tali angulo vult
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                  reflecti, cum quali tranſiret, ita etiam purandum eſt, quodradius incidens obliquus,
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                  cum in ſeipſum non poſſit redire, quia non eſt perpendicularis ſuperficiei ſpeculi,
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                  reflectitur tamen per planum erectum ipſi ſuperficiei ſpeculi, vt in eo, cui magis re-
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                  ſiſtit ſuperficies corporis opaci, quàm alicui alij plano ipſius infiniti inclinatorum
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                  planorum, ab vtraque parte ipſius plani perpendicularis, quod vnum etiam tan-
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                  tummodo eſt, & in quo, radius maiorem vim obtinet reflectendi, ſeu in eo, in quo
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                  radius ipſe cum maiori reſiſtentia repercutitur à ſuperficie corporis opaci.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4073" xml:space="preserve">Poſtremo
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                  vnde oriatur,
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                  rei viſibilis imago, à ſpeculo plano reflexa, ſem
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                  per in catheto incidentiæ videatur.</s>
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                <p>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4074" xml:space="preserve">Pro cuius rei ratione cognoſcendum primò eſt, quo modo fit perfecta
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                  viſio, & non reflexa, deinde proſequemur ad reliqua huius tertiæ propoſitionis.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4075" xml:space="preserve">Animaduertendum igitur eſt, quod
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                  obiectum aliquod viſibile aſpi
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                  cimus, nos nunquam perfectè illud comprehendere poſſumus, niſi in puncto con-
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                  curſus, ſeu interſectionis axium viſualium, ſeu radialium ( vt ita loquar )
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                    <reg norm="inter- ſectionem" type="context">inter-
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                    ſectionẽ</reg>
                  , nos efficimus ope reuolutionis oculorum
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                  , hoc eſt voluendo vnum
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                  verſus alium, ita vt in ſitu ipſius obiecti, ſeinuicem ſecent axes iam dicti, </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4076" xml:space="preserve">tunc enim
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                  vtroque oculo mediante, exacte rem perſpicimus, cęteris .8. circunſtantijs non ob-
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                  ſtantibus.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4077" xml:space="preserve">Vnde ſtantibus oculis in tali ſitu, altero reſpectu alterius, ſi eorum alter tectus;
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4078" xml:space="preserve">ſeu velatus fuerit, tune alio tantummodo oculo mediante, videbimus obiectum,
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                  in ea diſtantia, exactius, quam in quauis alia propinquiori, & remotiori.</s>
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