# Muslims Contributions to Mathematics

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by Dat Le
03/02/2010

## Muslims Contributions to Mathematics

by Dat Le
## 1. arithmetic

### 1.1. Before the Arabic numerals, symbols were used to show numbers

### 1.2. borrowed the concept of zero from India

### 1.3. Arabic numerals are numbers based upon a system of ten

### 1.4. the form of each number is based on the number of angles they have

## 2. Omar Khayyam

### 2.1. 1044 - 1123 CE

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

### 2.3. Pascal's triangle

## 3. Al-Khwarismi

### 3.1. father of algebra

### 3.2. born around 770 in Baghdad - died about 840 CE

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

## 4. why mathematics?

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

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