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Figure 1: The cover page of the book Kitāb al-hiyal.
The Mechanics of Banu Musa in the Light of Modern System and Control EngineeringLEARN MORE
This article is a review of the book published recently by...
Wash-basin in the form of a peacock described by Al-Jazari in Kitab fi Ma'rifat al-Hiyal al-Handisayya. Manuscript copied in Sha'ban 6002/ March 1205. (Source).
Al-Jazari: The Mechanical GeniusLEARN MORE
The following short survey presents a rapid overview on the...
Figure 1: The Elephant Clock: Leaf from a manuscript of Al-Jazari's Kitab fi macrifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) dated 715 H/1315 CE. (Source)
The Machines of Al-Jazari and Taqi Al-DinLEARN MORE
Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani In this pioneering survey of...
Figure 1: Taqī al-Dīn's observational clock is shown in the right hand side middle of this famous picture of Istanbul observatiry. Source: Istanbul University Library, MS F1404, folio 57a.
The Astronomical Clock of Taqi Al-Din: Virtual ReconstructionLEARN MORE
In his book The Brightest Stars for the Construction of...