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Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691156859

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.001.0001

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Mathematics in the Islamic World in Medieval Spain and North Africa

Mathematics in the Islamic World in Medieval Spain and North Africa

Chapter:
(p.381) 3 Mathematics in the Islamic World in Medieval Spain and North Africa
Source:
Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa
Author(s):
Victor J. Katz

Menso Folkerts

Barnabas Hughes

Roi Wagner

J. Lennart Berggren

, Victor J. Katz

Menso Folkerts

Barnabas Hughes

Roi Wagner

J. Lennart Berggren

, Victor J. Katz

Menso Folkerts

Barnabas Hughes

Roi Wagner

J. Lennart Berggren

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.003.0004

This chapter turns to the mathematics of medieval Islam. These include the mathematical theories and practices that grew, and often flourished, in that part of the world where the dominant religious and cultural influence was the religion of Islam, though this chapter focuses on the mathematics written in Spain and North Africa. The historical period under consideration is roughly the 700 years from 750 CE to 1450 CE, although the earliest mathematical works date from around 825. The chapter first discusses the arithmetic from this period, through the works of Aḥmad ibn al-Bannā, and others. Treatises on algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and trigonometry also follow, focusing on the selected works of many notable mathematicians of medieval Islam.

Keywords:   medieval Islam, Islamic world, Spain, North Africa, Islamic mathematics, Arabic mathematics

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