# 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