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Figure 1: A sphere circumscribed in a cylinder: the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the circumscribing cylinder.
The Volume of the Sphere in Arabic Mathematics: Historical and Analytical SurveyLEARN MORE
The following article focuses on the cubic measure of the volume of the sphere in Arabic mathematics. After a...
Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).
Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic MathematicsLEARN MORE
Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic mathematics evolved as a sub-field of history of...
Figure 1: Pi, symbol and value.
Glimpses in the History of A Great Number: Pi in Arabic MathematicsLEARN MORE
The Greek letter pi (symbolized by p) is defined as the ratio of the circumference of the circle to its...
Astronomer observing the comet of 1577 above Istanbul with a wooden quadrant. Mustafa Ali, Nusratnāme, Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Hazine 1365, folio 5v.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: Survey on his Works and Scientific MethodLEARN MORE
Being in form a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'rūf, a well known...
Front covers of two books by Ahmed Djebbar: Une histoire de la science arabe (Paris, 2001) and L'âge d'or des sciences arabes (Paris, 2005).
Mathematics in the Medieval Maghrib: General Survey on Mathematical Activities in North AfricaLEARN MORE
In this important article, Professor Ahmed Djebbar, the renowned scholar and specialist of the history of...