Robert Grosseteste was one of the most prominent thinkers of the Thirteenth Century. Philosopher and scientist, he proposed a metaphysics based on the propagation of light. In this framework, he gave a cosmology too. Here we will discuss the treatise where Grosseteste proposed it, that entitled "De luce, seu de incohatione formarum", "On Light and the Beginning of Forms".
Robert Grosseteste, Medieval Cosmology, Medieval Science
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- In mathematics, a series is the sum of the terms of a sequence, and in infinite sequences the series continue indefinitely
- This paragraph on the aliquotes is from Ref.11
- Riedl explains that Grosseteste is talking about the shorter sides of a right triangle inscribed in a semi-circle, the diameter of which is the hypotenuse of the triangle. "No matter how much either of these sides is extended it will never equal the diameter until it becomes identical with it, in this case there is no longer a triangle"
- Riedl explains the angle of contingence in . Grosseteste used it in his De Lineis, Angulis et Figuris too 
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