Belgian optician and mathematician who coined the term "stereoscopic." A Jesuit priest whose family was of Spanish descent, d'Aguilon studied persistence of vision and visual illusions, and in 1613 published his Opticorum. This work contained a discussion of stereoscopic projection, the phenomenon whereby a person's two eyes capture and integrate images viewed from slightly different angles, thus giving the image greater depth. Knowledge of stereoscopy—which had been recognized but unnamed since the time of Greek astronomer Hipparchus (c. 190-c. 120 b.c.)—would prove useful in the development of binoculars and, much later, photography.
"François d'Aguilon." Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 16, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/francois-daguilon
"François d'Aguilon." Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery. . Retrieved January 16, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/francois-daguilon
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.