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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mathematics of Medieval Islam

Source: Prof. J. L. Berggren, Episodes of Mathematics of Medieval Islam, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1986. p. vii:

"Many people today know something of the debt our mathematics owes medieval Islamic civilization. They know "algebra" is an Arabic word and they speak of our Arabic numerals. In recent years, as well, historians of mathematics re-learned what our medieval and Renaissance forbears knew: the Islamic contribution affected the development of all branches of mathematics in the West and was of prime importance in many."

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