This e-book offers an account of chosen subject matters from key mathematical works of medieval Islam, in keeping with the Arabic texts themselves. lots of those works had an outstanding impact on arithmetic in Western Europe. issues lined within the first version comprise mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and numerical approximation; this moment version provides quantity concept and combinatorics. also, the writer has incorporated choices from the western areas of medieval Islam―both North Africa and Spain. the writer places the works into their historic context and contains a variety of examples of the way arithmetic interacted with Islamic society.

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