Person: Khayyam, Omar


Omar Khayyam was an Islamic scholar who was a poet as well as a mathematician. He compiled astronomical tables and contributed to calendar reform and discovered a geometrical method of solving cubic equations by intersecting a parabola with a circle.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 18 May 1048, Nishapur, Persia (now Iran). Died 4 December 1131, Nishapur, Persia (now Iran).

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Ancient Arab, Astronomy, Origin Iran, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive