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Who is Al-Biruni?

Al-Biruni a.k.a. Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī: Abū al-Rayhān Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Bīrūnī, known as Al-Biruni in English, was a Persian Muslim scholar and polymath from the Khwarezm region.


Al-Biruni is an impact crater that lies on the far side of the Moon, just beyond the eastern limb. This portion of the surface is sometimes brought into sight due to librations of the Moon, but due to its location the crater is viewed from the side. Al-Biruni lies to the south of the crater Joliot, and to the northeast of Goddard.

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Questions to sociobiology (1998)

by Edward Craig

Al-Biruni is a specific product of a philosophy of science that integrates metaphysics with physics, does not attribute to either a superior or inferior position, and insists that both are worthy of study and equally valid. Moreover, the methods of ...

Google previewE.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936 (1993)

by M. Th. Houtsma

Al-Biruni uses the balance to explain the procedure in solving equations (al-djabr via 't-mu- kZtala) (fCifSo Tafhim etc., Berlin, N°. 5665, fol. 9b). The method of the double error is also called the "process with the use of the beam". One knows ...

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Statue of Abu Rayhan al-Biruni

A statue of the 11th century Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan al-Biruni in Park-e Laleh, Tehran, Iran. Al-Biruni is best known for his writings on the rotation of earth.

Photo credit: D-Stanley

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