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al-Kāmil fī ṣanʿat al-asṭurlāb

Title (arabic)

الكامل في صنعة الأسطرلاب

Title (translit)

al-Kāmil fī ṣanʿat al-asṭurlāb

Alias

al-Kāmil fī al-asṭurlāb
al-Kāmil fī ṣanʿat al-asṭurlāb al-shimālī wa-al-janūbī wa-ʿilalihā bi-al-handasah wa-al-ḥisab
al-Kitāb al-kāmil lī-al-Farghānī
Fī ṣanʿat al-asṭurlāb bi-al-handasah lil-Farghānī
Kitāb Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Kathīr al-Farghānī fī ṣinʿat al-asṭurlāb
Kitāb al-ʿamal bī-al-asṭurlāb
Kitāb fī ṣinʿat al-asṭurlāb wa-al-burhān ʿalayhi
Kitāb ʿamal al-asṭurlāb

Author

Language

Arabic

Subject

Text type

First-order prose composition (or compilation) [matn]

Notes

A treatise, in 7 chapters, on the construction of the astrolabe: 1) mathematical preliminaries (including stereographical projection); 2) the projection of circles on the surface of the astrolabe; 3) trigonometric techniques for the computations of the tables in ch. 4; 4) 5 Tables; 5) the northern astrolabe; 6) the southern astrolabe; 7) the impossibility of drawing other astrolabes.

ismi_id

309749

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