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ⓘ Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyām or Omar Khayyam – d. December 4 1131 was a Persian, mathematician, astronomer and poet. In mathematics he contributed to the theory o ..




Omar Khayyam
                                     

ⓘ Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyām or Omar Khayyam – d. December 4 1131) was a Persian, mathematician, astronomer and poet.

In mathematics he contributed to the theory of equations, to the understanding of the parallel axiom, and possibly to the generalization of the binomial theorem. As an astronomer he contributed to a calendar reform when Sultan Malik-Shah decided that the calendar needed some adjusting. He is best known for his agnostic and sceptic poetry, largely because of the publication in 1859 of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by the translator Edward Fitzgerald.

                                     

1. Other websites

  • The Persian Poet Archived 2010-03-30 at the Wayback Machine - Contains the translations by Edward FitzGerald and a biography.
  • OConnor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Omar Khayyam", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam Archived 2007-02-13 at the Wayback Machine
  • Works by Omar Khayyam at Project Gutenberg
  • The Rubaiyat
  • Khayyam, Umar. A biography by Professor Iraj Bashiri, University of Minnesota.
  • On Omars solutions to cubic equations