AN ESSAY BY THE UNIQUELY WISE AL-KHAYYAM

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An Essay by the Uniquely Wise ‘Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam on Algebra and Equations Algebra wa al-Muqabala

by Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam translated by Professor Roshdi Khalil         reviewed by Professor Waleed Deeb

76 pages PB  2009  UK

‘Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physician and poet, most famous for his Rubaiyat, one of the classics of world literature. His work greatly influenced the development of mathematics, particularly analytical geometry, and was unsurpassed for many centuries. Although he is generally better known as a poet, his work as a philosopher, scientist and mathematician was a major contribution to the growth of human knowledge.

Omar Al-Khayyam’s famous book on algebra and equations is considered to be perhaps his most important contribution to mathematics. The book deals with the solution of quadratic and cubic equations. Al-Khayyam solved all possible cases of such equations by using geometrical approaches, sometimes involving conic sections, parabolas and hyperbolas. Historians of science, teachers of mathematics and mathematicians themselves will find the book both interesting and informative.

About the author(s):

Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam Omar Khayyam was born in Nishapur in province of Khorasan in Iran in the latter part of 11th century. He was considered "The King of Wisdom"; he died in 1123 AD. He is one of the most well known poets in the west and his poems are translated into many languages.Khayam was famous for his rubai (quatrain) poems, also known as a mathematician, historian, and astronomer. He was an astroronomer royal who was appointed by Malik Shah to reform the muslim calendar which is compared to Pope Gregory XII's revision of Julian Calendar.

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