References for Abu'l-Wafa

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  1. A P Youschkevitch, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830900031.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9003418/Abul-Wafa

Books:

  1. R Rashed, The development of Arabic mathematics : between arithmetic and algebra (London, 1994).
  2. R Rashed, Entre arithmétique et algèbre: Recherches sur l'histoire des mathématiques arabes (Paris, 1984).

Articles:

  1. R C Gupta, Abu'l Wafa and his Indian rule about regular polygons, Ganita-Bharati : Bulletin of the Indian Society for the History of Mathematics 14 (1-4) (1992), 57-61.
  2. E S Kennedy, Applied mathematics in the tenth century : Abu'l-Wafa calculates the distance Baghdad - Mecca, Historia Math. 11 (2) (1984), 193-206.
  3. E S Kennedy and M Mawaldi, Abu al-Wafa' and the Heron theorems, J. Hist. Arabic Sci. 3 (1) (1979), 19-30.
  4. S A Krasnova, Remarks on the treatise of Abu al-Wafa' (Russian), Phys. Math. Sci. in the East 'Nauka' (Moscow, 1966), 131-140.
  5. M I Medovoi, On the arithmetic treatise of Abu'l-Wafa, Studies in the history of mathematics 13 (1960), 253-324.
  6. M I Medovoi, On the arithmetic treatise of Abu'l-Wafa (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. 13 (1960), 253-324.
  7. M I Medovoi, On one case of the use of negative numbers by Abu'l-Wafa (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. 11 (1958), 593-598.
  8. A S Saidan, The arithmetic of Abu'l-Wafa', Isis 65 (1974), 367-374.
  9. J Sesiano, Le traité d'Abu'l-Wafa sur les carrés magiques, Z. Gesch. Arab.-Islam. Wiss. 12 (1998), 121-244.

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