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Abū Sahl Wayjan ibn Rustam al-Qūhī (al-Kūhī; Persian: ابوسهل بیژن کوهی‎ Abusahl Bijan-e Koohi) was a Persian[1] mathematician, physicist and astronomer. Quhi was from, an area in Tabaristan, Amol, and flourished in Baghdad in the 10th century. He is considered one of the greatest Muslim geometers.

Many mathematical and astronomical writings are ascribed to him. He was the leader of the astronomers working in 988 AD at the observatory built by the Buwayhid Sharaf al-Dawla. He devoted his attention to those Archimedean and Apollonian problems leading to equations higher than the second degree. He solved some of them and discussed the conditions of solvability.


^ al-Quhi, Abu Sahl Wayjan ibn Rustam (c. 940-c. 1000)


Rashed, Roshdi (1996). Les Mathématiques Infinitésimales du IXe au XIe Siècle 1: Fondateurs et commentateurs: Banū Mūsā, Ibn Qurra, Ibn Sīnān, al-Khāzin, al-Qūhī, Ibn al-Samḥ, Ibn Hūd. London. Reviews: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1998) in Isis 89 (1) pp. 112-113; Charles Burnett (1998) in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 61 (2) p. 406.
M. Steinschnieder, Lettere intorno ad Alcuhi a D. Bald. Boncompagni (Roma, 1863)
Suter, Die Mathematiker und Astronomen der Araber (75-76, 1900).

External links

Berggren, Len (2007). "Kūhī: Abū Sahl Wījan ibn Rustam [Wustam] al‐Kūhī [al‐Qūhī]". In Thomas Hockey et al. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. New York: Springer. p. 659. ISBN 9780387310220. (PDF version)
O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Abu Sahl Waijan ibn Rustam al-Quhi", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
Dold-Samplonius, Yvonne (2008) [1970-80]. "Al-Qūhī (or Al-Kūhī), Abū Sahl Wayjan Ibn Rustam". Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Encyclopedia.com.


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