Abū Muḥammad Jābir ibn Aflaḥ

Name (arabic)

أبو محمد جابر بن أفلح

Name (translit)

Abū Muḥammad Jābir ibn Aflaḥ


Jābir ibn Aflaḥ
ابو محمد جابر بن افلح



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Authored Works

2 works:

Astronomy: General

Mathematics: General

Fī al-shakl al-qaṭṭāʿ , في الشكل القطّاع


Calvo, Emilia. 2007. “Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ: Abū Muḥammad Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, Springer Reference, ed. Thomas Hockey, 581-582. New York: Springer.
İhsanoğlu, Ekmeleddin, and Boris Rozenfeld. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

P. 176 (no. 448).

Moya, Julio. 2001. “Ibn Al-Haytham And Jābir B. Aflaḥ's Criticism Of Ptolemy's Determination Of The Parameters Of Mercury”. Suhayl 2: 199-226.
Lorch, Richard. 1997. “Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ”. In Encyclopaedia Of The History Of Science, Technology, And Medicine In Non-Western Cultures, 459.
Lorch, Richard. 1995. “Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ And The Establishment Of Trigonometry In The West”. In Arabic Mathematical Sciences: Lnstruments, Texts, Transmission, ed. Richard Lorch. Vol. VIII. Aldershot: Variorum.
Samsó, Julio. 1992. Las Ciencias De Los Antiguos En Al-Andalus. Madrid: Editorial MAPFRE.

Pp. 317-20, 326-30.

King, David, George Saliba, and Noel Swerdlow. 1987. “Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ’s Interesting Method For Finding The Eccentricities And Direction Of The Apsidal Line Of A Superior Planet”. In From Deferent To Equant: A Volume Of Studies In The History Of Science In The Ancient And Medieval Near East In Honor Of E. S. Kennedy, 501-512. New York: New York Academy of Sciences.
Hugonnard-Roche, H, G. Swarup, A. Bag, and K. Shukla. 1987. “La Théorie Astronomique Selon Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ”. In History Of Oriental Astronomy: Proceedings Of An International Astronomical Union Colloquium No. 91, New Delhi, India, 13–16 November 1985, 207-208. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
King, David. 1986. A Survey Of The Scientific Manuscripts In The Egyptian National Library. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns; The American Research Center in Egypt.

P. 135.

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.

Vol. 2, p. 330.

Lorch, Richard. 1976. “The Astronomical Instruments Of Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ And The Torquetum”. Centaurus 20: 11-34.
Lorch, Richard. 1975. “The Astronomy Of Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ”. Centaurus 19: 85-107.
Sezgin, Fuat. 1974. Geschichte Des Arabischen Schrifttums (Gas), Vol. 5, Mathematik Bis Ca. 430 H. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

P. 63.

Lorch, Richard. 1973. “Jābir Ibn Aflaḥ”. In Dictionary Of Scientific Biography, 7:37-39.
Suter, Heinrich. 1954. “Djābir Ibn Aflah”. In Encyclopaedia Of Islam, 2nd ed., 2:357.
Suter, Heinrich. 1913. “Djābir Ibn Aflah ”. In Encyclopaedia Of Islam, 1:1029.
Suter, Heinrich. 1902. “Nachträge Und Berichtigungen”. Abhandlungen Zur Geschichte Der Mathematischen Wissenschaften Mit Einschluss Ihrer Anwendungen 14: 157-85.

P. 174.

Suter, Heinrich. 1900. Die Mathematiker Und Astronomen Der Araber Und Ihre Werke.. Abhandlungen Zur Geschichte Der Mathematischen Wissenschaften Mit Einschluss Ihrer Anwendungen, Vol. 10. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner.

Pp. 119-20.

Baldi, Bernardino. 1872. “Vite Di Matematici Arabi, Tratte Da Un'opera Inedita Di Bernardino Baldi, Con Note Di M. Steinschneider”. Estratto Dal Bullettino Di Bibliografia E Di Storia Delle Scienze Matematiche E Fisiche 5: 427-534.

Pp. 524-28.

Delambre, J. 1819. Histoire De L'astronomie Du Moyen Âge. Paris: Ve Courcier.

Pp. 179-85.

Sarton, George. Introduction To The History Of Science. 3 vols. in 5 vol.. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, for the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Vol. 2, p. 206.