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

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

This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque of the History of Arabic Mathematics held from 30 May to 1 June 2002 in Marrakech, Morocco. It presents a new manuscript of the mathematical work Kitâb al-Bayân by the Moroccan mathematician of the 12th centrury Al-Hassâr, together with related remarks on the transmission of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to the medieval West.

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