PERSON

Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham al-Baṣrī al-Miṣrī

Name (arabic)

أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم البصري المصري

Name (translit)

Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham al-Baṣrī al-Miṣrī

Alias

Abū ʿAlī
Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham al-Baṣrī
Al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham
Alhazen
Ibn al-Haytham
Muḥammad ibn al-Haytham

Born

353H/965J

Died

430H/1039J

Born in

Lived in

Teacher of

Number in MAMS

327, 328

Biography URL

ismi_id

74095

Authored Works

127 works:

Algebra

Kitāb fī taḥlīl al-masāʾil al-ʿadadiyyah bi-jihat al-jabr wa-al-muqābalah mubarhanan , كتاب في تحليل المسائل العدديّة بجهة الجبر والمقابلة مبرهناً
Taʿlīq ʿallaqahu Isḥāq ibn Yūnis al-Mutaṭabbib bi-Miṣr ʿan Ibn al-Haytham fī kitāb Diyufanṭus fī masāʾil al-jabr , تعليق علّقه إسحاق بن يونس المتطبّب بمصر عن بن الهيثم في كتاب ديفنطس في مسائل الجبر

Arithmetic: Practical/ḥisāb

Al-Kitāb al-jāmiʿ fī uṣūl al-ḥisāb , الكتاب الجامع في أصول الحساب
Ḥisāb al-muʿāmalāt , حساب المعاملات
Kitāb al-mūʿāmalāt fī al-ḥisāb , كتاب المعاملات في الحساب
Maqālah fī al-ḥisāb al-khataʾayn , مقالة في الحساب الخطأين
Maqālah fī al-ḥisāb al-hindī , مقالة في الحساب الهندي
Maqālah fī sharḥ al-Arithmāṭīqā ʿalá ṭarīq al-taʿlīq , مقالة في شرح الأرثماطيقا علی طريق التعليق
Masāʾil al-talāqī , مسائل التلاقي
Qawl fī masʾalah ḥisābiyyah , قول في مسألة حسابيّة

ASTRAL SCIENCES

Qawl fī al-kawākib al-ḥādithah fī al-jaww , قول في الكواكب الحادثة في الجوّ

Astronomical Instruments

al-Rukhāmah al-ufuqiyyah , الرخامة الأفقيّة
Kitāb fī ālat al-ẓill , كتاب في آلة الظلّ

Astronomy: General

Fī aḍwāʾ al-kawākib , في أضواء الكواكب
Fī al-kurah al-mutaḥarriqah , في الكرة المتحرّقة
Fī ḥarakat al-qamar , في حركة القمر
Fī istikhrāj khaṭṭ niṣf al-nahār bi-ẓill wāḥid , في إستخراج خطّ نصف النهار بظل واحد
Fī taṣḥīḥ al-aʿmāl al-nujūmiyyah , في تصحيح الأعمال النجوميّة
Ḥall shukūk fī kitāb al-Majisṭī yashukku fīhā baʿḍ ahl al-ʿilm , حلّ شكوك في كتاب المجسطي يشكّ فيها بعض أهل العلم
Jawāb ʿan suʾāl sāʾil ʿan al-majarrah hal hiya fī al-hawāʾ aw fī jism al-samāʾ , جواب عن سؤال سائل عن المجرّة هل هي في الهواء او في جسم السماء
Kayfiyyat al-arṣād , كيفيّة الأرصاد
Mā yaʿriḍ min al-ikhtilāf fī irtifāʿāt al-kawākib , ما يعرض من الإختلاف في إرتفاعات الكواكب
Maqālah fī al-majarrah , مقالة في المجرّة
Maqālah fī al-samt , مقالة في السمت
Maqālah fī al-tanbīh ʿalá mawāḍiʿ al-ghalaṭ fī kayfiyyat al-raṣad , مقالة في التنبيه على مواضع الغلط في كيفيّة الرصد
Maqālah fī anna mā yurá min al-samāʾ huwa akthar min niṣfihā , مقالة في أنّ ما يرى من السماء هو اكثر من نصفها
Maqālah fī ḥarakat al-iltifāf , مقالة في حركة الإلتفاف
Maqālah fī hayʾah ḥarakah kulli wāḥid min al-kawākib al-sabʿah , مقالة في هيئة حركة كل واحد من الكواكب السبعة
Maqālah fī istikhrāj khaṭṭ niṣf al-nahār ʿalá ghāyat al-taḥqīq , مقالة في إستخراج خطّ نصف النهار على غاية التحقيق
Maqālah fī māhiyat al-āthār allatī taẓharu fī wajh al-qamar , مقالة في ماهية الآثار التي تظهر في وجه القمر

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Provides Ṭūsī's summary of Ibn al‐Haytham's treatise on iltifāf.

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A thorough reexamination of the writings attributed to Ibn al‐Haytham.

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Arabic text, English translation, introduction and notes.

Kennedy, Edward. 1989. “Ibn Al-Haytham's Determination Of The Meridian From One Solar Altitude”. Zeitschrift Für Geschichte Der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 5: 141-144.

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