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Snell, Willebrod van Roijen

, Lat Snellius

(1580--1626)

Mathematician, born in The Netherlands. He was professor of mathematics at Leyden (1613), and discovered the law of refraction known as Snell's law. He extensively developed the use of triangulation in surveying.


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