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Mathematics General

Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam

by (author) J.L. Berggren

Publisher
Springer/Sci-Tech/Trade
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Category
General, History
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781493937783
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $152.95

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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.

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