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What is scientific contribution of poet OMAR AL-KHAYYAM ?

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Asked by TRUTH SEEKER, 12 Oct '12 03:45 pm
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He is a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, climatology and Islamic theology.[3]
Answered by angel, 12 Oct '12 03:55 pm

 
  
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Omar Al Khayyam devoted all his time to the search for knowledge, he traveled to the great centers of learning, Samarqand, Bukhara, Balkh and Isphahan seeking knowledge and there he exchanged views with other scholars.
His major accomplishments were in Algebra, he made early trials to classify most algebraic equations, including the third degree equations and he also offered solutions for a number of them.
His book Maqalat fi al-Jabr wa al-Muqabila is a masterpiece on algebra and has great importance in its development.
Omar Al Khayyam is also considered to be the first to find the binomial theorem and determine binomial coefficients.
In geometry, he studied generalities of Euclid and contributed to the theory of parallel lines.
Omar Al Khayyam was also a renowned astronomer and a physician. He developed primitive astronomic tables, and invented methods for the accurate determination of specific gravity, etc.
The Saljuq Sultan, Malikshah Jalal al-Din, invited him to the new obser ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 12 Oct '12 05:31 pm

 
  
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Al-Khayyam made major contributions in Mathematics, particularly in Algebra. His book Maqalat fi al-Jabr wa al-Muqabila on Algebra provided great advancement in the field. He classified many algebraic equations based on their complexity and recognized thirteen different forms of cubic equation. Omar Khayyam developed a geometrical approach to solving equations, which involved an ingenious selection of proper conics. He solved cubic equations by intersecting a parabola with a circle. Omar Khayyam was the first to develop the binomial theorem and determine binomial coefficients. He developed the binomial expansion for the case when the exponent is a positive integer. Omar Khayyam refers in his Algebra book to another work on what we now know as Pascal's triangle. This work is now lost. He extended Euclid's work giving a new definition of ratios and included the multiplication of ratios. He contributed to the theory of parallel lines.

Omar Al-Khayyam is famous for another work which h ...more
Answered by anil garg, 12 Oct '12 05:14 pm

 
  
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