Book:Abu Kamil/Kitāb al-ṭair/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Kitāb al-ṭair of Abu Kamil

Possibly the first work that investigates the number of solutions to a general indeterminate equation.

The title is derived from a type of problems known in the east: the One Hundred Fowls problems, which involve the purchase of different species of birds.

The book arose as an offshoot of his Kitāb al-ṭarā'if fi'l-ḥisāb.