Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, Volume 2

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Science - 1105 pages
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"The Arab contribution is fundamental to the history of science, mathematics and technology, but until now no single publication has offered an up-to-date synthesis of knowledge in this area. In three fully-illustrated volumes the Encyclopedia of the History of Arab Science documents the history and philosophy of Arab science from the earliest times to the present day. Thirty-one chapters, written by an international team of specialists, cover astronomy, mathematics, music, engineering, nautical science, scientific institutions and many other areas. The Encyclopedia is divided into three volumes: 1. Astronomy--Theoretical and applied 2. Mathematics and the Physical Sciences 3. Technology, Alchemy, and the Life Sciences. Extensively illustrated with figures, tables, and plates, each chapter is written by an internationally respected expert, guaranteeing accuracy and quality. Each volume contains an extensive bibliography of sources and suggestions for further reading, and the set is fully indexed. This set will interest mathematicians, engineers and scientists, as well as students of history, the history of science, and Middle Eastern studies." -- Publisher's information.
 

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During the early Middle Ages, European science declined, but scientific activity continued to grow in Arabic-speaking nations. Renaissance scientists were heavily dependent on Arabic research, with ... Read full review

Contents

VOLUME
331
Algebra Roshdi Rushed
349
Combinatorial analysis numerical analysis Diophantine
376
lnfinitesimal determinations quadrature of lunules
418
Geometry Boris A Rosenfeld and Adolf P Youschkevitch
447
VOLUME 1
451
Trigonometry MarieTherese Debarnot
495
The influence of Arabic mathematics in the medieval West
539
Musical science JeanClaude Chabrier
581
Statics Mariam Rozhanskaya in collaboration with
614
Geometrical optics Roshdi Rashed
643
The emergence of physiological optics Gul A Russell
672
The Western reception of Arabic optics David C Lindberg
716
The influence of Arabic astronomy in the medieval West
730
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