Al‐Khujandī

  • Sevim Tekeli
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4425-0_9089

Abū Maḥmūd ḥāmid ibn al‐Khiḍr al Khujandī (ca. 990) was a mathematician and astronomer who lived and worked under the patronage of the Buwayhid ruler, Fakhr al‐Dawla (978–997).

In mathematics he worked on equations of the third degree and tried to show, although in an imperfect manner, that the sum of two cubed numbers cannot be another cube Open image in new window
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