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Episodes in the mathematics of medieval Islam

Author: J L Berggren
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents episodes from the mathematics of medieval Islam, work which has had a great impact on the development of mathematics. The author describes the subject in its proper historical context, referring to specific Arabic texts. Among the topics discussed are decimal arithmetic, plane and spherical trigonometry, algebra, interpolation, and approximation of roots of equations. This book should be of great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L Berggren
ISBN: 0387406050 9780387406053
OCLC Number: 54854916
Description: xiv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Islamic Arithmetic --
Ch. 3. Geometrical Constructions in the Islamic World --
Ch. 4. Algebra in Islam --
Ch. 5. Trigonometry in the Islamic World --
Ch. 6. Spherics in the Islamic World.
Responsibility: J.L. Berggren.
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Presents episodes from the mathematics of medieval Islam, work which has had a great impact on the development of mathematics. This book discusses such topics as: decimal arithmetic, plane and  Read more...

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