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 crosscultural 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 Arabicspeaking mathematicians, including Abner of Burgos's elegant arguments providing results on the conchoida curve previously unknown in medieval Europe; Levi ben Gershon's use of mathematical induction in combinatorial proofs; AlMutaman Ibn Hd's extensive survey of mathematics, which included proofs of Heron's Theorem and Ceva's Theorem; and Muhy alDn alMaghrib'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) 
