Document Type : Scientific - Research


Associate Professor, Tarbiat Midares University, Faculty of Engineering


The main purpose of this paper is to show that by using samples and examples contained in scientific books of Iranian and Islamic civilization, how the new corresponding scientific topics for engineering students can be described and made them intelligible. For this purpose, the book Meyar-al-uqul attributed to Avicenna is taken into consideration. As samples, the simple and compound levers described in the book are selected. During the analysis of the behavior of these two types of levers, several new scientific concepts are introduced and explained