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Katz, Victor

The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2007, 712 p.

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1The Islamic section of this sourcebook on pre-modern, non-western mathematics (p. 515-675, authored by J. Lennart Berggren and organized by topic) includes English translations of passages from, among others: the Treatise on Hindu Reckoning and the Compendium on Calculation by Completion and Reduction by Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Ḫwārazmī (ca. 830); the correspondence on the centres of gravity of plane and solid bodies between Abū Sahl al-Kūhī and Abū Isḥāq al-Ṣābī (2nd half of the 10th c.); al-Kūhī’s treatise on the astrolabe; the Book on the Geometrical Constructions Necessary to the Artisan and al-Majisṭī by Abū al-Wafā’ al-Būzjānī (940-997); the Principles of Hindu Reckoning by Kūšyār ibn Labbān al-Jīlī (ca. 1000); the Book of the Determination of Coordinates of Localities by Abū al-Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (973-1055); the Algebra of ‘Umar al-Ḫayyām (1048-1131); The Reckoner’s Key by Ġiyāṯ al-Dīn Jamšīd al-Kāšī (Samarqand, d. 1429); and various treatises by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Sijzī (late 10th c.) and Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1201-1274).

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Benno van Dalen. Katz, Victor, « The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2007, 712 p. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 31 | 2011, document 257, mis en ligne le 11 octobre 2012, consulté le 22 février 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/39746

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