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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This is consistent with the claim made in a number of sources that Thabit ibn Qurra corrected the treatise (pp.
This is followed by the critical editions on facing pages: probably the correction by Thabit ibn Qurra of a translation by Qusta ibn Lucia, and Gerhard's translation of this (pp.
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.
The book is a selection of articles presented at an international conference in honor of Thabit ibn Qurra organized by the Furqan Foundation for Islamic Heritage at the suggestion of Roshdi Rashed, the editor of the book and a historian of Islamic science known for his precise and painstaking work.
Thabit ibn Qurra was brought to Baghdad by Muhammad b.
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.
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.
and those of the mathematicians of the avantgarde, such as Thabit ibn Qurra, his grandson Ibrahim ibn Sinan, al-Quhi, Ibn al-Haytham, and so on.
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.
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.
Summaries of the Book of Animals by Aristotle, Followed by Seven Treatises on the Soul, also by Aristotle, which Thabit Ibn Qurra Translated for Muhammad Ibn Musa al-Munajjim, [the Summaries] Containing Sixty-Four Chapters.