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Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam

  • J.L. Berggren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. J. L. Berggren
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  4. J. L. Berggren
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-256

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an account of selected topics from key mathematical works of medieval Islam, based on the Arabic texts themselves. Many of these works had a great influence on mathematics in Western Europe. Topics covered in the first edition include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and numerical approximation; this second edition adds number theory and combinatorics. Additionally, the author has included selections from the western regions of medieval Islam—both North Africa and Spain. The author puts the works into their historical context and includes numerous examples of how mathematics interacted with Islamic society.

Keywords

Arabic mathematics algebra in Islam mathematics of Islam mathematics of medieval Islam combinatorics in the Islamic world

Authors and affiliations

  • J.L. Berggren
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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