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Al-Biruni's views on the discovery of the spherical earth

Mohd Ibrahim, Azhar and Shuriye, Abdi Omar (2011) Al-Biruni's views on the discovery of the spherical earth. In: Contributions of Early Muslim Scientists to Engineering Sciences and related studies. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 49-52. ISBN 978-967-418-157-4

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The objective of this chapter is to explain the concept of spherical earth and the data used is collected from reliable sources. The technique of Eratosthenes was used to measure the circumference of the earth, 200 years before Al Biruni. However, this chapter investigates the method used by AI-Biruni to find the earth's circumference and this was the most precise calculation of earth's circumference during the medieval period. The chapter also explores the mathematical solutions that were provided by AI-Biruni to determine the circumference and radius of the earth. Hence, the significance of this chapter is to present AI-Biruni's concept of spherical earth

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4669/21135
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Biruni, earth
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 12:56
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 12:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21135

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