Jamsh D Al-K Sh

Jamsh D Al-K Sh

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ghiy th al-D n Jamsh d Mas d al-K sh (c. 1380 Kashan, Iran - 22 June 1429 Samarkand, Transoxania) was a Persian astronomer and mathematician. Al-Kashi was one of the best mathematicians in the Islamic world. He was born in 1380, in Kashan, in central Iran. This region was controlled by Tamurlane, better known as Timur, who was more interested in invading other areas than taking care of what he had. Due to this, al-Kashi lived in poverty during his childhood and the beginning years of his adulthood. The situation changed for the better when Timur died in 1405, and his son, Shah Rokh, ascended into power. Shah Rokh and his wife, Goharshad, a Persian princess, were very interested in the sciences, and they encouraged their court to study the various fields in great depth. Their son, Ulugh Beg, was enthusiastic about science as well, and made some noted contributions in mathematics and astronomy himself. Consequently, the period of their power became one of many scholarly accomplishments. This was the perfect environment for al-Kashi to begin his career as one of the world's greatest mathematicians.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853023
  • 9786135853025