Person: Mohammad Abu'L-Wafa, Al-Buzjani


Abu'l-Wafa was an Islamic astronomer and mathematician who wrote commentaries on the works of earlier mathematicians. He made astronomical observations and constructed accurate trigonometric tables.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 10 June 940, Buzjan (near Jam), Khorasan region (now in Iran). Died 15 July 998, Baghdad (now in Iraq).

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Analysis, Ancient Arab, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Iran, Special Numbers And Numerals

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