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Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam (Paperback) (J. L. Berggren)

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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.

Genre: Mathematics, Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: J. L. Berggren
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2017
TCIN: 51640164
UPC: 9781493937783
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-2214

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