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Episodes in the mathematics of medieval Islam

Author: J L Berggren
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Berggren, J.L.
Episodes in the mathematics of medieval Islam.
New York : Springer, 2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Berggren
ISBN: 9781493937806 1493937804 1493937782 9781493937783
OCLC Number: 969740447
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. Islamic Arithmetic --
3. Geometrical Constructions in the Islamic World --
4. Algebra in Islam --
5. Trigonometry in the Islamic World --
6. Spherics in the Islamic World --
Index.
Responsibility: J.L. Berggren.
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