PERSON

Abū al-Wafāʾ Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī

Name (arabic)

أبو الوفاء محمد بن محمد بن يحيى بن إسماعيل بن العبّاس البوزجاني

Name (translit)

Abū al-Wafāʾ Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī

Alias

Abū al-Wafāʾ Būzjānī
Būzjānī

Born

328H/940J

Died

386H/997J

Born in

Lived in

Died in

Student of

Teacher of

Number in MAMS

256

Biography URL

ismi_id

52681

Authored Works

17 works:

Algebra

Kitāb tafsīr kitāb al-Khwārizmī fī al-jabr wa-al-muqābalah , کتاب تفسير کتاب الخوارزمي في الجبر والمقابلة
Kitāb tafsīr kitāb Diyūfanṭus fī al-jabr , کتاب تفسير کتاب ديوفنطس في الجبر
Kitāb tafsīr kitāb Ibarkhus fī al-jabr , کتاب تفسير کتاب إبرخس في الجبر

Arithmetic: Practical/ḥisāb

Kitāb fī mā yaḥtāju ilayhi al-kuttāb wa-al-ʿummāl wa-ghayruhum min ʿilm al-ḥisāb , كتاب فيما يحتاج إلیه الكُتّاب والعُمال وغیرهم من علم الحساب
Kitāb istikhrāj ḍilʿ al-mukaʿʿab wa-māl al-māl wa-mā yatarakkabu minhumā , کتاب إستخراج ضلع المکعّب ومال المال وما يترکّب منهما
Risālah fī jamʿ aḍlāʿ al-murabbaʿāt wa-al-mukaʿʿabāt wa-akhdh tafāḍulihā , رسالة في جمع أضلاع المربّعات والمکعّبات وأخذ تفاضلها
ِAl-Madkhal al-ḥifẓī ilá ṣināʿat al-arithmāṭīqā , المدخل الحفظي إلی صناعة الأرثماطيقا

Astronomy: General

Kitāb al-Majisṭī (Būzjānī) , كتاب المجسطي
Risālah fī iqāmat al-burhān ʿalá al-dāʾir min al-falak min qaws al-nahār wa-irtifāʿ niṣf wa-irtifāʿal-waqt , رسالة في إقامة البرهان علی الدائر من الفلك من قوس النهار وإرتفاع نصف وإرتفاع الوقت

Geometry: General

Jawāb ʿammā saʾalahu al-faqīh Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥārith fī misāḥat al-muthallathāt min ghayr istikhrāj al-ʿamūd wa-masqaṭ al-ḥajar , جواب عما سئله الفقيه أبو علي الحسن بن الحارث في مساحة المثلّثات من غير إستخراج العمود ومسقط الحجر
Kitāb fī mā yaḥtāju ilayhi al-ṣāniʿ min al-aʿmāl al-handasiyyah , کتاب في ما يحتاج إليه الصانع من الأعمال الهندسيّة
Kitāb tafsīr kitāb Uqlīdis , کتاب تفسير کتاب أقليدس
Masʾalah Arshimīdis fī misāḥat al-muthallath , مسئلة أرشميدس في مساحة المثلّث
Risālah fī al-nisab wa-al-taʿrīfāt , رسالة في النسب والتعريفات

MUSIC

Mukhtaṣar fī fann al-īqāʿ , مختصر في فن الإيقاع
Qānūn juzʾ al-taʾlīf li-Uqlīdis , قانون جزء التأليف لأقليدس

Number Theory

Risālah fī tarkīb ʿadad al-wafq fī al-murabbaʿāt , رسالة في تركيب عدد الوفق في المربّعات

References

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Pp. 96-98 (no. 256).

Sesiano, Jacques. 1998. “Le Traité D'abū ʾL‐Wafāʾ Sur Les Carrés Magiques”. Zeitschrift Für Geschichte Der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 12: 121-244.
Brockelmann, Carl. 1996. Geschichte Der Arabischen Litteratur (Gal). 5 vol.. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill.

Vol. 1, p. 255; suppl. 1, p. 400.

Debarnot, Marie-Thérèse, Roshdi Rashed, and Régis Morelon. 1996. “Trigonometry”. In Encyclopedia Of The History Of Arabic Science, 2:495-538. London: Routledge.
Qurbānī, Abū, and Muḥammad Shaykhān. 1992. Buzdjānī Nāmeh: The Biography And A Survey Of Buzdjānī's Mathematical Works. Tehran: Enqelab‐e Eslami Publishing and Educational Organization.
Gupta, Radha. 1992. “Abū Al‐Wafāʾ And His Indian Rule About Regular Polygons”. Gaṇita Bhāratī 14: 57-61.
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Kennedy, Edward. 1984. “Applied Mathematics In The Tenth Century: Abu ʾL‐Wafāʾ Calculates The Distance Baghdad-Mecca”. Historia Mathematica 11: 193-206.
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Kennedy, Edward, and Moustafa Mawaldi. 1979. “Abū Al‐Wafāʾ And The Heron Theorems”. Journal For The History Of Arabic Science 3: 19-30.
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