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From deferent to equant : a volume of studies in the history of science in the ancient and medieval Near East in honor of E.S. Kennedy

Author: E S Kennedy; David A King; George Saliba
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York Academy of Sciences, 1987.
Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 500.
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From deferent to equant.
New York, N.Y. : New York Academy of Sciences, 1987
(OCoLC)805934903
Named Person: E S Kennedy; E S Kennedy; E S Kennedy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E S Kennedy; David A King; George Saliba
ISBN: 0897663950 9780897663953 0897663969 9780897663960
OCLC Number: 15630642
Description: xxix, 569 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editors' preface : E.S. Kennedy : a brief biography : list of publications of E.S. Kennedy --
The collected papers of E.S. Kennedy : a brief review / J. Lennart Berggren --
A late-Babylonian procedure text for Mars and some remarks on retrograde arcs / Asger Aaboe --
Spherical trigonometry in Kūshyār ibn Labbān's Jāmiʻ Zīj / J. Lennart Berggren --
The Zīj of Ḥabash al-Ḥāsib : a survey of MS Istanbul Yeni Cami 784/2 / Marie-Thérèse Debarnot --
Developments in the solution to the equation cx² + bx = a from al-Khwārizmī to Fibonacci / Yvonne Dold-Samplonius --
Zoomorphic astrolabes and the introduction of Arabic star names into Europe / Owen Gingerich --
Descriptions of astronomical instruments in Hebrew / Bernard R. Goldstein --
Survey of Medieval Islamic interpolation schemes / Javad Hamadanizadeh --
Chemical technology in Arabic military treatises / Ahmad Yousif al-Hassan --
An unknown treatise by Sanad ibn ʻAlī on the relative magnitudes of the Sun, Earth and Moon / Anton M. Heinen --
Abuʼl-Jūd's answer to a question of al-Bīrūnī concerning the regular heptagon / Jan P. Hogendijk --
Some early Islamic tables for determining lunar crescent visibility / David A. King --
Al-Khwārismī as a source for the Sententie astrolabii / Paul Kunitzsch --
Al-Ṣaghānī's treatise on projecting the sphere / Richard Lorch --
The theory of quadratic irrationals in medieval oriental mathematics / Galina Matvievskaya --
The chronological system of Abu Shaker (A.H. 654) / O. Neugebauer --
A few notes on sundials / Olaf Pedersen --
Indian and Islamic astronomy at Jayasiṃha's court / David Pingree --
The two versions of the Ṭūsī couple / F. Jamil Ragep --
Kennedy's geographical tables of medieval Islam : an exploratory statistical analysis / Mary H. Regier --
Ṣāʻid, the Toledan Tables, and Andalusī science / Lutz Richter-Bernburg --
On al-Bīrūnī's Densimetry / Mariam Rozhanskaya & B.A. Rosenfeld --
Tables of decimal trigonometric functions from ca. 1450 to ca. 1550 / Grazyna Rosínska --
On a mathematical problem in al-Khāzinī's Book of the Balance of Wisdom / Mariam Rozhanskaya --
The Takmila fiʼl-Ḥisāb of al-Baghdādī / Ahmed Saidan --
The height of the atmosphere according to Muʼayyad al-Dīn al-ʻUrḍī, Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, and Ibn Muʻādh / George Saliba --
Al-Zarqāl, Alfonso X and Peter of Aragon on the solar equation / Julio Samsó --
Ibn Sīnā and Buridan on the motion of the projectile / Aydin Sayili --
A treatise by al-Qabīṣī (Alchabitius) on arithmetical series / Jacques Sesiano --
Jābir ibn Aflah's interesting method for finding the eccentricities and direction of the apsidal line of a superior planet / Noel M. Swerdlow --
The solar theory of Az-Zarqāl : an epilogue / G.J. Toomer --
The Dominican, the Benedictine, and the Moon / J. Vernet --
The heliocentric system in Greek, Persian, and Hindu astronomy / B.L. van der Waerden --
The influence of Islamic astronomy in China / K. Yabuuti --
On the [beta]-lines and [beta]-Circles of a triangle / Peter Yff.
Series Title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 500.
Responsibility: edited by David A. King and George Saliba.

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