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The Banū Mūsā: The Measurement of Plane and Solid Figures ( ~ 850)

  • Lennart Berggren
  • Jonathan Borwein
  • Peter Borwein

Abstract

For example, let there be two different circles, the circles ABG, DEG [see Fig. 38]. Let their diameters be BG, the diameter of circle ABG, and EZ, the diameter of circle DEZ. I say, therefore, that

diameter BG/circum ABG = diameter EZ/circum DEZ, which is demonstrated as follows:

Keywords

True Ratio Area Circle Arabic Text Arabic Manuscript 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lennart Berggren
    • 1
  • Jonathan Borwein
    • 1
  • Peter Borwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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