I am interested in studying one of the mathematical compositions of the Ibn Ezra. Is anyone familiar with the easiest book that he wrote? Thanks

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    Is this on topic? Is this a question about Judaism? – mevaqesh Nov 30 '16 at 21:03
  • Out of curiosity, why are you interested in this? – mevaqesh Nov 30 '16 at 21:03
  • Did you try his Wikipedia page? – Double AA Nov 30 '16 at 21:09
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    @user12711 Don't you think that depends on what your background is? Similarly, is Masekhet Kiddushin easier or harder than Masekhet Chulin? – Double AA Nov 30 '16 at 21:45
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    I hear you, but i was thinking that there might be something like meseches megilah... – user12711 Nov 30 '16 at 21:46

Wikipedia lists the mathematical works as:

Sefer ha-Ekhad, on the peculiarities of the numbers 1–9. 77 pages.

Sefer ha-Mispar or Yesod Mispar, arithmetic. 218 pages. This sefer is also available with a German translation.

Luchot, astronomical tables.

Sefer ha-Ibbur, on the calendar (ed. Halberstam, 1874).

Keli ha-Nechoshet, on the astrolabe (ed. Edelmann, 1845).

Shalosh She'elot, in answer to three chronological questions of David Narboni.

I am not familiar with the easiest one. You may choose Sefer ha-Ekhad because it is only 77 pages or Sefer ha-Mispar because it has been translated into German.

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