# Mathematics

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Figure 1: The paper fortresses of Matrakçi depicted in his book Tuhfat al-Ghuzat (Süleymaniye Library, Esad Efendi, MS 2206).

Nasuh Al-Matrakî, A Noteworthy Ottoman Artist-Mathematician of the Sixteenth Century

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Matrakci Nasuh was a famous Ottoman polymath, writer and knight who produced important books in several...

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 Numerals

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This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque of the History of Arabic Mathematics held from 30...

Sinan’s Acoustical Technology

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This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...

Figure 1. Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan, Iran, which was built in 1453 C.E. The larger pentagons outlined in pale blue were constructed using a large-scale girih tile pattern, and the small white pentagons were constructed using a small-scale girih tile pattern (Image courtesy of K. Dudley and M. Elliff).

A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century Mathematics

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This article relates the discovery by two American scholars, Paul J. Steinhardt and Peter J. Lu (respectively...

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 Earth

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Mathematics has long been an area of expertise amongst Muslim mathematicians. This article considers the...

Figure 1. An artist's impression of Al-Biruni (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).

Mathematics in Muslim Heritage

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Early mathematics was revolutionised by Muslim scholars like Al-Khwarizmi, the founder of Algebra; Al-Kindi,...