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Muslims Contributions to Mathematics
by Dat Le
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Muslims Contributions to Mathematics

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arithmetic

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Before the Arabic numerals, symbols were used to show numbers

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borrowed the concept of zero from India

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Arabic numerals are numbers based upon a system of ten

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the form of each number is based on the number of angles they have

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Omar Khayyam

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1044 - 1123 CE

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express roots of cubic equations by line segments obtained by intersecting conic sections

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Pascal's triangle

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Al-Khwarismi

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father of algebra

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born around 770 in Baghdad - died about 840 CE

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"algebra" comes from the Arabic word for "al-jabr" which means "restoration of balance" in both sides of an equation

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why mathematics?

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helps one to study the creation of Allah, which ultimately helps one to connect to Him

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