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Arabic mathematical sciences : instruments, texts, transmission

Author: Richard Lorch
Publisher: Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995.
Series: Collected studies, CS517.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume focuses on the mathematical sciences in mediaeval Islam - astronomical instruments, the geometry of the sphere and the translation of texts (from Greek into Arabic and from Arabic into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Historia
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lorch, Richard.
Arabic mathematical sciences.
Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995
(OCoLC)681140323
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lorch
ISBN: 0860785556 9780860785552
OCLC Number: 33079883
Language Note: Text in English with some Arabic.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: The Arabic transmission of Archimedes' Sphere and Cylinder and Eutocius' commentary; Some geometrical theorems attributed to Archimedes and their appearance in the West (with M. Folkerts); Remarks on Greek mathematical texts in Arabic; A note on the technical vocabulary in Eratosthenes' tract on mean proportionals; Some remarks on the Almagestum parvum; The astronomy of Jabir ibn Aflah; Appendix 1 to item VI: the manuscripts of Jabir's treatise; Appendix 2 to item VI: Jabir ibn Aflah and the establishment of trigonometry in the West; Abu Kamil on the pentagon and decagon; Pseudo-Euclid on the position of the image in reflection: interpretations by an anonymous commentator, by Pena and by Kepler; Al-Khazini's 'Sphere that rotates by itself'; The sphaera solida and related instruments; Habash al-Hasib's book on the sphere and its use (with P. Kunitzsch); The Qibla-Table attributed to Al-Khazini; Al-Khazini's balance-clock and the Chinese steelyard Clepsydra; The astronomical instruments of Jabir ibn Aflah and the Torquetum; A note on the horary quadrant; Al-Saghani's treatise on projecting the sphere; Addenda et corrigenda; Index.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS517.
Responsibility: Richard Lorch.

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'contains ..a wealth of material necessary and useful for future research on medieval Arabic or Latin mathematical sciences and instruments.' Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, Vol. Read more...

 
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