Islamic Mathematical Astronomy by David A. King
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The table is entitled al-tacdil al-musahhah, “ true (lunar) equation” , and the vertical argument is labelled daqa’iq al-saff al-thani, “ minutes o f the second column” , that is, cz. A t the head o f each column are marked the arguments y' and (360°-y')» and the units o f the entries are indicated by the standard abbreviations j, q, y for daraj, daqa’iq and thawani, that is, degrees, minutes and seconds. The values o f cs( y') are written above the true anomaly arguments, and the first entry in each column, namely for cz = 0, is c4( y')- Clearly the entry for cz = 0;n is simply A given pair o f facing pages o f the manuscript contains entries for ten consecutive values o f y', those for cz — 0;1, 0;2, .
147, 154) 376 — G21 — C12 — C14 363 C17 383 C15 460 (confused) 392 393 C16 — — — C21 C19 — C23 398 C24 401 — 508 (confused) — C26 406 C34 416 C30 418 C37 410 C32 412 C33 — C28 48 References are by number to Suter, “ Mathematiker und Astronomen der A raber” (by the num ber preceded by N to the "Nachtrage” : see n. 1): and King. Survey (cit. n. I), which has all necessary cross-references to the works o f Brockelmann and A zzaw i. References are also made in the following works to the following astronomers: Mayer, Islam ic Astrolabists (cit.
1360 Abu’l-Macali al-Sacati, not identified 28 29 Zayn al-DIn al-Karaki, a m uw aqqit in Jerusalem, student of al-MizzI (17) 30 Ahmad al-Hariri, no known affiliation, fl. Cairo ca. 1380 IsmacIl ibn Hibat Allah al-HamawI, not 31 identified cAla3 al-DIn Tibugha al-Baklamshi, no known 32 affiliation, fl. Aleppo ca. 1375 CA1I ibn Tibugha al-Baklamshi, son of 32, 33 m uwaqqit at the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo 34 Jamal al-Din al-Maridini, no known affiliation, fl. ), perhaps Damascus, ca. 1400 Ibn al-Ha-’im, teacher at the Salahiya madrasa in 35 Jerusalem, lived ca.