Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam / Edition 1

Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam / Edition 1

by J.L. Berggren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387406050

ISBN-13: 9780387406053

Pub. Date: 12/04/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

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

Overview

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 interest to historians of mathematics, as well as to students of mathematics. The presentation is readily accessible to anyone with a background in high school mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387406053
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/04/2003
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of 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.

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