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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Development of Arabic Mathematics: Between Arithmetic and Algebra

Authors: Rashed, R.

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An understanding of developments in Arabic mathematics between the IXth and XVth century is vital to a full appreciation of the history of classical mathematics. This book draws together more than ten studies to highlight one of the major developments in Arabic mathematical thinking, provoked by the double fecondation between arithmetic and the algebra of al-Khwarizmi, which led to the foundation of diverse chapters of mathematics: polynomial algebra, combinatorial analysis, algebraic geometry, algebraic theory of numbers, diophantine analysis and numerical calculus. Thanks to epistemological analysis, and the discovery of hitherto unknown material, the author has brought these chapters into the light, proposes another periodization for classical mathematics, and questions current ideology in writing its history.
Since the publication of the French version of these studies and of this book, its main results have been admitted by historians of Arabic mathematics, and integrated into their recent publications. This book is already a vital reference for anyone seeking to understand history of Arabic mathematics, and its contribution to Latin as well as to later mathematics. The English translation will be of particular value to historians and philosophers of mathematics and of science.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Arabic Mathematics: Between Arithmetic and Algebra
Authors
Translated by
Armstrong, A.
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
156
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3274-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3274-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2565-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4338-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 382
Additional Information
Originally published in French
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