Review of Omar Khayyam, the Mathmetician by R. Rashed and B. Vahabzadeh
Although the name 'Umar Khayyam is familiar in the West, mainly from a nineteenth-century translation of his Ruba'iyyat, the scientific contributions of this eleventh-century Iranian philosopher, mathematician, and poet are generally unknown. In fact, very little is known about his life. Professor Rashed is convinced that two Khayyams are indicated by the historical evidence, one the poet, and the other the mathematician.
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Cooper, G.M. (2003). Review of R. Rashed and B. Vahabzadeh, Omar Khayyam the Mathematician. (New York: 2000). Journal of the American Oriental Society 123, no. 1: 248-249.