Download e-book for iPad: Ibn al-Haytham's Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of by Roshdi Rashed

By Roshdi Rashed

This 5th quantity of A background of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented through 4 previous volumes which occupied with the most chapters of classical arithmetic: infinitesimal geometry, concept of conics and its functions, round geometry, mathematical astronomy, etc.

This publication comprises seven major works of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) and of 2 of his predecessors, Th?bit ibn Qurra and al-Sijz?:

  • The circle, its adjustments and its homes;

  • Analysis and synthesis: the founding of analytical artwork;

  • A new mathematical self-discipline: the Knowns;

  • The geometrisation of place;

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

  • Axiomatic procedure and invention: Th?bit ibn Qurra;

  • The thought of an Ars Inveniendi: al-Sijz?.

Including broad statement from one of many world’s most excellent professionals at the topic, this basic textual content is key examining for historians and mathematicians on the so much complicated degrees of research.

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