Models & Optimisation and Mathematical Analysis Journal
Volume 3, Numéro 1, Pages 28-35

Abu Nasr Mansur B. 'ali B. ‘iraq (lived Circa 950-1036) And Abu L-rayhan Al- Biruni (lived From 973-after 1050) As Students, Teachers, And Companions

Authors : Brentjes Sonja .

Abstract

This paper discusses issues of a history of teaching the mathematical sciences in the so-called classical or foundational period of Islamicate societies. This history does not exist so far since all research on the history of the mathematical sciences in Islamicate societies before 1300 during the last fifty years focused on translations from Greek and occasionally other languages into Arabic as well as innovative methods, theories and instruments. I discuss how to build such a history on the basis of a case study

Keywords

history of teaching; mathematical sciences; Islamicate societies; foundational period; Abu Nasr b. 'Ali b. 'Iraq; Abu l-Rayhan al-Biruni; methodology