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Description - Ibn al-Haytham's Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 5 by Roshdi Rashed

This fifth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by four preceding volumes which focused on the main chapters of classical mathematics: infinitesimal geometry, theory of conics and its applications, spherical geometry, mathematical astronomy, etc.



This book includes seven main works of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) and of two of his predecessors, Thabit ibn Qurra and al-Sijzi:







  • The circle, its transformations and its properties;






  • Analysis and synthesis: the founding of analytical art;






  • A new mathematical discipline: the Knowns;






  • The geometrisation of place;






  • Analysis and synthesis: examples of the geometry of triangles;






  • Axiomatic method and invention: Thabit ibn Qurra;






  • The idea of an Ars Inveniendi: al-Sijzi.




Including extensive commentary from one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, this fundamental text is essential reading for historians and mathematicians at the most advanced levels of research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367865290
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 674
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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