Al-Kashi on Root Extraction

This is a detailed examination of Chapter Five of the Third Treatise of Jamshīd Ghiyāth al-Dīn al-Kāshī (al-Kāshānī, d. 1429) from his book, The Key to Arithmetic (Miftāḥ al-Ḥisāb), also known as The Computers' Key (Miftāḥ al-Ḥussāb). A facsimile of the original manuscript is reproduced in Chapter Three of the text, along with an opposite-page translation and commentary. A sexagesimal multiplication table, useful to those engaged in computations from Babylonian, Greek, Arabic, and Byzantine scientific writings, is included in a back pocket of the book.
Provider: AUB Press

 Editors: Abdul-Kader Dakhel

 Language: English
 Subject: History of Science
 Publication Date: 1960
 Number of Pages: 42
 Book Dimensions: 19 x 32.3 cm
 Cover Type: Paperback

Weight: 0.226 Kg