# Arabic mathematics

## Arabic mathematics ARTICLES

Figure 1: Pi, symbol and value.

Glimpses in the History of A Great Number: Pi in Arabic Mathematics

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The Greek letter pi (symbolized by p) is defined as the...

Figure 1. Folio 2r of al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân bearing at the bottom both the Western and the Eastern Arabic forms of the nine numerals. Source: http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/ljs/PageLevel/index.cfm?ManID=ljs293&Page=3.

Al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân and the Transmission of the Hindu-Arabic Numerals

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This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque...

Figure 1: A sphere circumscribed in a cylinder: the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the circumscribing cylinder.

The Volume of the Sphere in Arabic Mathematics: Historical and Analytical Survey

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The following article focuses on the cubic measure of the...

Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).

Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

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Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic...

Figure 2: Miniature illustrations of Sawr (Taurus) and Jawzâ (Gemini). Mirzazâde Salim Efendi. Ikd al-Jumân fî târih ahl al-zaman. Istanbul University Library, T 5393.

Sine, Cosine and the Measurement of the Earth

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Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst...

Front covers of two books by Ahmed Djebbar: Une histoire de la science arabe (Paris, 2001) and L'âge d'or des sciences arabes (Paris, 2005).

Mathematics in the Medieval Maghrib: General Survey on Mathematical Activities in North Africa

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In this important article, Professor Ahmed Djebbar, the...