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Ibrahim ibn Sinan

Ibrahim ibn Sinan ibn Thābit ibn Qurra (born : 295-296 A.H/908 A.D in Baghdad, died : 334-335 A.H/ 946 A.D in Baghdad, aged 38) was a Syriac speaking Muslim from Harran in northern Mesopotamia/Assyria, the grandson of Thābit ibn Qurra.[1][2] He was mathematician and astronomer who studied geometry and in particular tangents to circles.[1][2] He also made advances in the quadrature of the parabola and the theory of integration, generalizing the work of Archimedes, which was unavailable at the time.[1][2] He is often referenced as one of the most important mathematicians of his time.[1]

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  2. ^ a b c (PDF version)

Additional reading

  • Reviews: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1998) in Isis 89 (1) pp. 112-113; Charles Burnett (1998) in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 61 (2) p. 406.



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