THE ROLE OF ALGEBRAIC INFERENCES IN NA‘ĪM IBN MŪSĀ’S COLLECTION OF GEOMETRICAL PROPOSITIONS

@article{Panza2008THERO,
  title={THE ROLE OF ALGEBRAIC INFERENCES IN NA‘ĪM IBN MŪSĀ’S COLLECTION OF GEOMETRICAL PROPOSITIONS},
  author={Marco Panza},
  journal={Arabic Sciences and Philosophy},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={165 - 191}
}
  • M. Panza
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Na‘īm ibn Mūsā’s lived in Baghdad in the second half of the 9th century. He was probably not a major mathematician. Still his Collection of geometrical propositions – recently edited and translated in French by Roshdi Rashed and Christian Houzel – reflects quite well the mathematical practice that was common in Thābit ibn Qurra’s school. A relevant characteristic of Na‘īm’s treatise is its large use of a form of inferences that can be said ‘algebraic’ in a sense that will be explained. They… Expand
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