Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

by Roshdi Rashed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415582162
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Series
Pages: 652
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Roshdi Rashed is one of the most eminent authorities on Arabic mathematics and the exact sciences. A historian and philosopher of mathematics and science and a highly celebrated epistemologist, he is currently Emeritus Research Director (distinguished class) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, and is the former Director of the Centre for History of Medieval Science and Philosophy at the University of Paris (Denis Diderot, Paris VII). He also holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Tokyo and an Emeritus Professorship at the University of Mansourah in Egypt.

J. V. Field is a historian of science, and is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of History of Art and Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

PART I Chapter 1 The Celestial Kinematics of Ibn Al-Haytham Chapter 2 Mathematical Commentary Chapter 3 The Variety of Heights: A Propædeutic to the Configuration of the Motions of the Seven Wandering Stars PART II Chapter 1 On Hour Lines Chapter 2 Horizontal Sundials Chapter 3 Compasses for Great Circles Bibliography

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