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Title Sourcebook in the mathematics of medieval Europe and North Africa / edited by Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, J. Lennart Berggren.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]


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Description xvi, 574 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Latin mathematics of medieval Europe -- Mathematics in Hebrew in medieval Europe -- Mathematics in the Islamic world in medieval Spain and North Africa.
Summary Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the time. This sourcebook presents original Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic sources of medieval mathematics, and shows their cross-cultural influences. Most of the Hebrew and Arabic sources appear here in translation for the first time. Readers will discover key mathematical revelations, foundational texts, and sophisticated writings by Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic-speaking mathematicians, including Abner of Burgos's elegant arguments providing results on the conchoid--a curve previously unknown in medieval Europe; Levi ben Gershon's use of mathematical induction in combinatorial proofs; Al-Mutaman Ibn Hd's extensive survey of mathematics, which included proofs of Heron's Theorem and Ceva's Theorem; and Muhy al-Dn al-Maghrib's interesting proof of Euclid's parallel postulate. This book includes a general introduction, section introductions, footnotes, and references. The Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa will be indispensable to anyone seeking out the important historical sources of premodern mathematics. -- Inside jacket flap.
Subject Mathematics, Medieval -- Sources.
Mathematics -- History.
Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01012163
Mathematics, Medieval. (OCoLC)fst01012371
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Added Author Katz, Victor J., editor.
Folkerts, Menso, editor.
Hughes, Barnabas, 1926- editor.
Wagner, Roi, 1973- editor.
Berggren, J. L., editor.
Added Title Mathematics of medieval Europe and North Africa
ISBN 9780691156859 (hardcover)
0691156859 (hardcover)

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