By Omar Al-khayam

ISBN-10: 1435634772

ISBN-13: 9781435634770

ISBN-10: 1859641806

ISBN-13: 9781859641804

Omar Al-Khayyam's well-known e-book on algebra and equations is taken into account to be possibly his most crucial contribution to arithmetic - the cream of his paintings. students of arithmetic regard the publication as a vital merchandise in either their own libraries and institutional collections. This publication offers with the answer of quadratic and cubic equations. Al-Khayyam solved all attainable instances of such equations through the use of geometrical techniques, occasionally regarding conic sections reminiscent of parabolas and hyperbolas. The proofs offered are specified and intensely deep. the writer made due acknowledgment and referral to the paintings and contributions of others who got here earlier than him. a latest reader might be astonished by means of the prime quality of the paintings, linguistically in addition to mathematically. Historians of technology, academics of arithmetic and mathematicians themselves will locate the booklet either fascinating and informative.

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I claim that the volume of this parallelepiped equals the volume of the given one. m h a d z c b n t k Proof: The ratio of the (area of the) square ac to the (area of the) square nm is the same as ab to k. Thus, the ratio of the (area of the) square ab to the (area of the) square nm is the same as the ratio of zt (which is the height of the parallelepiped ntm) to dh (which is the height of the parallelepiped bh). Hence, the two parallelepipeds have the same volume because their bases are equivalent to their heights as shown in article ya of the book of Elements.

Third degree equations of four terms each, part 2 Since we finished the four types each of which consists of four terms, we move on to the three types each of which consist of two terms equals two terms. 01 Book of Algebra 32 24/11/07 1:54 PM Page 32 ALGEBRA WA AL-MUQABALA First type: Cube and squares equal sides and numbers We make bd a side of a square which equals (in area) the assumed number of sides, and construct cb to equal the assumed number of squares and be perpendicular to bd. We construct a parallelepiped with base bd and volume equal to the assumed number; let its height be s.

We will talk about their equations only. The part of square of the square and the part of square of the cube and the part of cube of the cube, as far as we can go, will also be in ratio and we do not need to mention them, for there is no way to deduce it. Let it be known that if you take one eighth – which is part of cube – as a cube then its part is eight, which is a cube and vice versa. Take this as a model for the rest. The part of the cube and the part of the square and the part of the root and one; these four have the same status as the cube, square, root and one.

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