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The Mechanical Corpus of Al-Isfizārī in the Sciences of Weights and Ingenious Devices: New Arabic Texts in Theoretical and Practical Mechanics[1] Mohammed Abattouy[2] and Salim Al-Hassani[3] This essay is about our recent work[4] on the critical edition and English translation of the...
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Mohammed Abattouy* Note of the editor This article was first published as an essay ("Ibn Rushd (Averroes), in German) in Lexikon bedeutender naturwissenschaftler, edited by D. Hoffmann, H. Laitko et S. Müller-Wille. Heidelberg-Berlin: Spektrum Academischer Verlag, 2003, vol.1, pp. 82-84....
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This short article introduces the full paper by Professor Mohammed Abattouy which is published here as a full article in the 23 page PDF file. The article examines the Arabic tradition of the Problemata Mechanica, a Greek text of mechanical questions ascribed to Aristotle, which in some recent...
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Mohammed Abattouy* Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991). Since the Histoire des mathématiques published beginning from 1758 by the French...
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Salim T S Al-Hassani* and Mohammed Abattouy** Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of "Geber", the Latin name of Jabir ibn Hayyan: in Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (image in the public domain). Before...
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by Mohammed Abattouy[1] *** Note of the editor This article was first published as Mohammed Abattouy, “A New Arabic text of Mechanics: Sinan ibn Thabit on the Theory of Simple Machines", in Studies on the History of Sciences, edited by Ja'far Aghayani Chavoshi, Tehran, 1390/2011, pp. 19-38...
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Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Contents of the Book of Curiosities 2.1. General description of the book's contents 2.2. Physical description 3. Authorship, date, and provenance 4. Textual history of the treatise 5. Conservation, disbinding, analysis and exhibition 6. The...
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Figure 1: The young Aydin Sayili. Courtesy of Dr. Hüseyin Gazi Topdemir. Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science, especially of Islamic science. His career was aided by chance when meeting with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, whom he...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Islamic Science of Weights and Balances: A Refoundation of Mechanics Deeply Rooted in the Social Context of the Islamic Civilisation by Prof. Mohammed Abattouy The balance is an instrument of enormous importance in all aspects of life, from...
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Mohammed Abattouy* Table of contents 1. The career of mathematician-engineer 2. Al-Karaji: His life and works 3. Al-Karaji's book on the extraction of groundwater 4. Contents of the book 5. A subterranean conduit for water supply: the Qanat 6. References and further reading ***...
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