Al-Biruni and the Mathematical Geography
PHILICA, Article number 443, December, 2014
8 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2016
Date Written: December 27, 2014
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
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