# Mathematics

Mathematics topics

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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,...

Figure 1: A stamp issued in honour of al-Khwarizmi by the former USSR post in 1983. The text in Cyrilic reads: 1200 Years, Mukhammad al-Korezmi. (Source).

Contribution of Al-Khwarizmi to Mathematics and Geography

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Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi is one of the greatest scientific minds of the medieval period and a most...

Numbers, Numbers

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Amicable number, perfect numbers, deficient numbers, abundant numbers, studying numbers was done by many...

Decimal Arithmetic

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The introduction of Arabic numbers into Europe involved more than a way of writing numbers down. It also...