Maslamah Ibn Ahmad Al-Majriti

Maslamah Ibn Ahmad Al-Majriti

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maslama al-Majriti, Al-Majriti d. 1008 or 1007 CE was a Muslim astronomer, chemist, mathematician, economist and Scholar in Islamic Spain. He took part in the translation of Ptolemy's Planispherium, improved existing translations of the Almagest, introduced and improved the astronomical tables of al-Khwarizmi, aided historians by working out tables to convert Persian dates to Hijri years, and introduced the techniques of surveying and triangulation. Al-Majriti was one of the earliest Alchemists to record the usage and experimentation of mercuric oxide. He was among the most brilliant of Spanish Muslims during the reign of Al-Hakam II according to Said Al-Andalusi was the best mathematician and astronomer of his time (in Al-Andalus). He also introduced new surveying methods by working closely with his colleague Ibn al-Saffar. He also wrote an important book on taxation and the economy of Al-Andalus.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136652536
  • 9786136652535