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The Explanation of the Abridgment on Calculus
The present manuscript preserves an extensive commentary on the 17thcentury mathematical treatise AlḪulāṣa fī alḤisāb (The abridgment on calculus), which was composed by Bahā' alDīn Al‘Amilī (1547–1621), one of the leading intellectuals of 17th century Safavid Persia (presentday Iran). Born in the city of Baalbek (presentday Lebanon), Al‘Amilī was an important figure in many different fields of knowledge, including theology, mysticism, poetry, astronomy, mathematics, and architecture. His main contribution to mathematics, the AlḪulāṣa fī alḤisāb, was well known and is the subject of the commentary by ...


The Book of the Explanation of the Excursion in the Science of Calculus
This 18thcentury manuscript offers a clear example of the continued use in the Islamic world of the scientific commentary well after the end of Middle Ages, the period most associated with Arabic scientific achievement and this literary form. In this case, the treatise commented upon is the Nuzhat alnuẓẓār fī ‘ilm alghubār (The excursion of the observer in the science of numerals), which was itself an abridgment by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad alFarāḍī ibn alHā'im (around 13561412) of his own mathematical treatise entitled Murshid alṭālib ilā asnā' almaṭālib (A student ...


The Book of the Explanation of the Excursion in the Science of Calculus
The present manuscript preserves a copy of Aḥmad ibn Qāsim alShāfi‘ī alĠhazzī's Kitāb sharḥ alnuzha fī ‘ilm alḥisāb (The book of the explanation of the excursion in the science of calculus), a work that exemplifies the lively interest in the mathematical sciences that persisted in the Islamic world well after the end of the "classical" period that saw the flowering of Arabic sciences. Kitāb sharḥ alnuzha fī ‘ilm alḥisāb is technically a supercommentary. AlĠhazzī ’s work is an explanation of Nuzhat alnuẓẓār fī ‘ilm alghubār (The excursion ...


The Excursion of Calculus
This manuscript is an 18thcentury copy of Nuzhat alḥisāb (The excursion of calculus) by mathematician Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad alFarāḍī ibn alHā'im (around 1356–1412). The copyist of this brief but densely written codex provided his name and the date of the completion of his work in the colophon: at the bottom of the last page of the manuscript is stated that Aḥmad ibn Qāsim ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad alHanbalī finished this copy in the year 1185 AH (1772). The Nuzhat alḥisāb is an abridgment by Ibn alHā'im of ...
