PERSON

Abū Naṣr Samawʾal al-Muẓaffar ibn Yaḥyá ibn ʿAbbās al-Maghribī al-Isrāʾīlī al-Andalusī

Name (arabic)

أبو نصر سموأل المظفّر بن يحيى بن عبّاس المغربي الإسرائيلي الأندلسي

Name (translit)

Abū Naṣr Samawʾal al-Muẓaffar ibn Yaḥyá ibn ʿAbbās al-Maghribī al-Isrāʾīlī al-Andalusī

Alias

Samawʾal
المضفر بن يحيى المغربي المعروف بالسمول
al-Muẓaffar ibn Yaḥyá al-Maghribī al-maʿrūf bi-al-Samawʾal
Samawʾal ibn Yaḥyá al-Maghribī

Died

554H/1160J

Born in

Lived in

Student of

Number in MAMS

487

Biography URL

ismi_id

24831

Authored Works

17 works:

Algebra

al-Zāhir fī al-jabr , الزاهر في الجبر
Risālah ilá Ibn Khashshāb fī masāʾil ḥisābiyyah jabr wa-al-muqābalah , رسالة إلى بن خشّاب في مسائل حسابيّة جبر والمقابلة

Arithmetic: Practical/ḥisāb

al-Kitāb al-bāhir fī ʿilm al-ḥisāb , الكتاب الباهر في علم الحساب
al-Kitāb al-mūjaz al-Mawḍūʿī fī al-ḥisāb , الكتاب الموجز الموضوعي في الحساب
al-Kitāb al-Qiwāmī fī al-ḥisāb al-hindī , الكتاب القوامي في الحساب الهندي
al-Tabṣirah fī ʿilm al-ḥisāb , التبصرة في علم الحساب
Manẓūmah hisāb al-yad , منظومة حساب اليد

Astronomy: General

Kitāb al-tahdhīb fī ṣināʿat al-nujūm , كتاب التهذيب في صناعة النجوم
Kitāb fī kashf ʿawār al-munajjimīn wa-ghalaṭihim fī akthar al-aʿmāl wa-al-aḥkām , كتاب في كشف عوار المنجّمين وغلطهم في اكثر الأعمال والأحكام

Geometry: General

Kitāb al-muthallath al-qāʾim al-zāwiyah , كتاب المثلّث القائم الزاوبة
Kitāb fī iʿjāz al-muhandisīn , كتاب في إعجاز المهندسين

Mathematics: Applied

Kitāb al-minbar fī misāḥat al-jawāhir al-mukhtaliṭah li-istikhrāj majhūlihā , كتاب المنبر في مساحة الجواهر المختلطة لإستخراج مجهولها

Mathematics: General

al-Kāfī fī hisāb al-dirham wa-al-dīnār , الكافي في حساب الدرهم والدينار
al-Maṣḥaf al-mukhtaraʿ fī muʿjizāt ṣināʿat al-ʿadad , المصحف المخترع في معجزات صناعة العدد
Risālah fī taḥlīl wa-al-tarkīb , رسالة في تحليل والتركيب
Sharḥ li-kitāb Diyūfānṭus al-Iskandarānī , شرح لكتاب ديوفانطس الإسكندراني

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Rozenfeld, Boris, and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers and Other Scholars of Islamic Civilisation and Their Works (7th-19th c.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

Pp. 184-86 (no. 487).

Harvey, Ruth. 1997. “Samuʾil Ibn ʿAbbās Al-Maghribī”. In Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine In Non-Western Cultures, 882.
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Berggren, J.Lennart. 1986. Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Pp. 113-17.

Rashed, Roshdi. 1984. Entre arithmétique Et algèbre: Recherches Sur l’histoire Des mathématiques Arabes. Paris: Société d’édition Les Belles lettres.

Pp. 71-91.

Matvievskaya, Galina, and Boris Rozenfeld. 1983. Matematiki I Astronomy Musulmanskogo Srednevekovya I Ikh Trudi, VIII-XVII Vv [Mathematicians and Astronomers of the Muslim Middle Ages and Their Works, VIII-XVII Centuries]. 3 vol. Moscow: Nauka.

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Rashed, Roshdi. 1978. “L’histoire D’algèbre Et L’invention Des Fractions Décimales: Al-Samawʾal”. In International Symposium for the History of Arabic Sciences Proceedings I, 2:133.
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Vol. 2, p. 30.

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