Thabit IBN Qurra

Thabit IBN Qurra

 

Born circa 830 in Harran; died 901. Baghdad mathematician.

Thabit ibn Qurra translated Euclid’s Elements, for which he wrote explanations, particularly for Book 5; he also wrote a special commentary on the theory of parallels. He acquainted Arab scholars with the writings of Archimedes on the regular heptagon.

REFERENCE

lushkevich, A. P.Istoriia matematiki v srednie veka. Moscow, 1961.
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Further, he added,"prominent Muslim scientists such as Jaber bin Hayyan in chemistry; AbuBakr al-Khwarizmi, Buzjani and Omar Khiam in mathematics; Abu Bakral-Razi, Sinan ibn Thabit ibn Qurra and Ibn Sina in medicine; Hassan binal-Haytham in optics; Abuhadhifa Dinuri and Ibn al-Roumiyah in botany;and al-Qazwini and al-Idrisi in geography and astronomy, were allpopular for their scientific contributions.
Qurra and Arab Astronomy in the 9th Century," Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 4 (1994): 111-39; Roshdi Rashed, ed" Thabit ibn Qurra (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009).
Thabit Ibn Qurra al-Harrani (836-901) es otro gran traductor y cien-tifico de la Casa de la Sabiduria, pero totalmente atipico: no era ni cristiano ni musulman sino miembro de la secta de los sabeos de Harran (Siria).
We do not know exactly when and how Thabit ibn Qurra, a Sabian money changer with exceptional linguistic skills, met Muhammad ibn Musa, the eldest of the three illustrious sons of one Musa, a man of science and influence in a Baghdad which was then the capital of the greatest empire on earth in the midst of its golden era and thus filled with creative energy, innovation, power, and wealth.
Les suivent vingt-et-une aeuvres d'astronomie astrologique, parmi lesquelles figurent le Liber d'al-Fargani, l'Almageste de Ptolemee, le De elementis et orbibus celestibus de Mashallah, le De motu accessionis et recessionis de Thabit ibn Qurra, la Physique et divers traites d'Aristote et d'Alexandre d'Aphrodise, le Liber de Causis du pseudo-Aristote, des aeuvres d'al-Farabi et al-Kindi.
It is significant that of these ten frescoes, painted in 1513, one depicts Ptolemy, another Thabit ibn Qurra, the reviser of the Arabic text of the Almagest (though this may not have been known in the Latin West), and two depict authorities mentioned in the Ahnagest (Hipparchus and Timocharis).
Caliph Al Ma'mun, who came to power in 813 AD, founded an academy called the House of Wisdom whose principal translator of mathematical and astronomical works was Thabit ibn Qurra, who wrote more than 100 scientific papers.
This is consistent with the claim made in a number of sources that Thabit ibn Qurra corrected the treatise (pp.
One could think of the diverse variants from the theory of parallels, particularly from the time of Thabit ibn Qurra, to the sort of analysis situs conceived by Ibn al-Haytham, for the doctrines of the invisibles in the seventeenth century.
This large volume of over a thousand pages deals with the works of Ibn al-Haytham on geometrical transformations and analytical art, as well as similar works by Thabit ibn Qurra and al-Sijzi.
In this hefty tome, the authors have provided editions, translations, and technical commentaries on the works of Ibrahim ibn Sinan ibn Thabit ibn Qurra (d.