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Abbas Ibn Firnas's contribution in aviation

Mohamed Ali Suliman, Suliman Mohamed and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed (2011) Abbas Ibn Firnas's contribution in aviation. In: Contributions of Early Muslim Scientists to Engineering Sciences and Related Studies. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 135-138. ISBN 978-967-418-157-4

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Abros Ibn Fimas (810-887 CEl, ",:ho came 10 Cordoro from Baghdad 10 teach music Iheory :lIthe court of Abd al·Rahman 111. Ib" Firnas had workro in many lields, such as. chemislry, physics, aslronomy, and as a poc!. He deSigned a water clock, he worked 10 impw\'e the way glass was madc, have worked on eyeglaS5es to hdp those wilh weake vision. He devised a way 10 CUI very hard quar11~ or T<lck crystal, and fubricated a mechanical model to show Ihe motions of planets and stars. In 875 CE, Ibn Firnas constructed a glider. and launched himself into the air. The /light was successful. and was viewed by a crowd of people. As an experimental vehicle. However, the landing was bad.The objective of this cMpler is 10 describe, compare and discuss Ibn Abbas's Experimental theory in avialion science. The significance oflhis chapler to show how far he contributed in aviation. Comparison method had been used 10 evaluale Abbas's Ihcory, The basic flight theory had been used as measuremem. The chapter explores the contribution of Abbas Ibl> rlfnas in aviation.The methodology of this chapter uses library based source such as books. journals and other relavant sourc

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4971/21156
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abbas Ibn Firnas, aviation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 12:04
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2012 12:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21156

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