The Theory of Quadratic Irrationals in Medieval Oriental Mathematics

  title={The Theory of Quadratic Irrationals in Medieval Oriental Mathematics},
  author={Galina Pavlovna Matvievskaya},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • G. Matvievskaya
  • Published 1 June 1987
  • Economics
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
HE MEDIEVAL period in the development of mathematics in the Near and T Middle East is no longer, as it was until recently, terra incognita. The investigation of the numerous extant Arabic manuscripts documenting the state of science during that period has shown that this era was a fruitful stage in the history of mathematics in general. Nevertheless, many important problems discussed by oriental scientists have not yet been sufficiently studied. Among the least known aspects is the development… 

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