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Growth of science under the social influence in Arabic-Islamic and Western Civilisations, 700-1900 (Statistical Models)

Sanduk, Mohammed (2012) Growth of science under the social influence in Arabic-Islamic and Western Civilisations, 700-1900 (Statistical Models). [Preprint]

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    A population of breakthrough scientists is considered to trace the development of science in both old Arabic-Islamic and Western civilisations. A statistical method is used to trace variation in the scientist population over several centuries. The analysis shows that the following: 1) There has been growth in Arabic-Islamic sciences for a period of three centuries (700-1000 AD), which was then followed by a period of decline. The decay time is approximately eight centuries. 2) The growth of science in Western civilisation started in approximately 1200 AD and continues to grow. The behaviour of the curve can be attributed to different historical events, particularly those events that may have affected scientific development.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: History of science, Science development, Statistical model.
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
    Depositing User: Mohammed Sanduk
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 07:48
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 07:48
    Item ID: 9012
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9012

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