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Arabic mathematics: forgotten brilliance?

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Author:MacTutor Math History Archives
Description: Linked essay exploring the debt we owe to Arabic/Islamic mathematics. In many respects the mathematics studied today is far closer in style to that of the Arabic/Islamic contribution than to that of the Greeks. Certainly many of the ideas previously thought to have been brilliant new conceptions due to European mathematicians of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are now known to have been developed by Arabic/Islamic mathematicians around four centuries earlier. With references and other related web sites.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: History and Biography

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