Arabic mathematics ARTICLES
Figure 1: Pi, symbol and value.
Glimpses in the History of A Great Number: Pi in Arabic MathematicsLEARN MORE
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 NumeralsLEARN MORE
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 SurveyLEARN MORE
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 MathematicsLEARN MORE
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 EarthLEARN MORE
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 AfricaLEARN MORE
In this important article, Professor Ahmed Djebbar, the...