Al-Biruni and the Mathematical Geography

PHILICA, Article number 443, December, 2014

8 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2016

Date Written: December 27, 2014

Abstract

Abu Raihan Al-Biruni (973-1048) is considered one of the intellectual giants of humankind. He was an astronomer, physicist and geographer, that distinguished himself as linguist and historian too. Here we discuss his major contributions to the mathematical geography of Middle Ages.

Keywords: History of Science, Medieval Science, Al-Biruni, Mathematical Geography, Geodesy

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, Al-Biruni and the Mathematical Geography (December 27, 2014). PHILICA, Article number 443, December, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2760528

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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