RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52462063 LA In English, French, Spanish, and Arabic with English subtitles. T1 Embrasser tous les savoirs. Embracing all knowledge. 2, 2, 2, 2, A1 Hussein, Mahmoud., Calderon, Philippe., Rāshid, Rushdī., Morelon, Régis., FIT Production (Firm), Cinquième (Firm), Canal Sur Televisión (Firm), Films for the Humanities (Firm), PB Films for the Humanities & Sciences PP Princeton, N.J. YR 2001 AB Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the development in the Islamic Empire of the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, algorithms and the refinement of the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered.