Archimedes Arabicus. Assessing Archimedes’ Impact on Arabic Mechanics and Engineering

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Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 11)

Abstract

Archimedes is an author who is frequently quoted in Arabic texts in relationship with mathematics and mechanics, including hydraulic devices such as water-clocks. The present study traces transmission paths and evidence for an assessment of the impact of the Archimedean works on the Arabic tradition of mechanics and hydraulics.

Keywords

Arabic Text Muslim Scholar Arabic Translation Arabic Literature Hydraulic Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy and History of TechnologyHamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty Life SciencesHamburgGermany

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