Thabit IBN Qurra

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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.


lushkevich, A. P.Istoriia matematiki v srednie veka. Moscow, 1961.
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Among their topics are imaginatio and visual representation in 12th-century cosmology and astronomy: Ibn al-Haytham, Stephen of Pisa (and Antioch), (Ps.) Masha'allah, and (Ps.) Thabit ibn Qurra; Minerva in the forge of Vulcan: ingegno, fatica, and the imagination in early Florentine art theory; imagination in the chamber of sleep: Karel van Mander on Sumnus and Morpheus; views on mathematical imagination during the 16th and 17th centuries, and Aristotle's proportioned images and Descartes' dynamic imagining.
Sabra, "Thabit Ibn Qurra on Euclid's Parallels Postulate," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 31 (1968): 12-32; R.
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.