Al-Isfahani

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Al-Isfahani
Region Persian scholar
School Persian science

Abu al-Fath Mahmud ibn Muhammad ibn Qasim ibn Fadl al-Isfahani was a 10th-century Persian mathematician. He flourished probably around 982AD in Isfahan.

He gave a better Arabic edition of the Conics of Apollonius and commented on the first books. The Conics had been translated a century before by Hilal al-Himsi (books 1-4) and Thabit ibn Qurra (books 5-7).

Sources[edit]

  • H. Suter: Die Mathematiker und Astronomen der Araber (98, 1900).

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