Article ID: CBB001510460

Etude d'un cadran solaire cylindrique Arabo-islamique (2006)


In Cairo citadel, in front of Muhammad-Ali mosque, on a tower wall, there is a sundial which works very well. This sundial is certainly an exceptional one because of its furnitures, signs and also complexity of calculations which used for its design and structure (a cylindrical, with south-western inclination and four polar gnomons) and can be counted as an excellent evidence for Muslims extraordinary technical progress in making gnomons and sundials in 18th century. This article, for the first time, provides a consideration on this sundial relying on the bases of modern mathematics.

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Authors & Contributors
Savoie, Denis
King, David A.
Stefano Barbolini
Sergei J. Maslikov
Giovanni Garofalo
Taha Yasin Arslan
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Nazariyat: İslam Felsefe ve Bilim Tarihi Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences)
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Ashgate, Variorum
Cambridge University Press
Instruments, astronomical
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Qusṭā Ibn Lūqā al-Baʿlbakī
Misrī, Muhammad ibn Muhammad
Dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Paolo
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Time Periods
18th century
20th century
19th century
17th century
Ottoman Empire
Rhodes (Greece)
Prague (Czechia)
Florence (Italy)
Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (Cambridge, Eng.)

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