Arapski temelji školske matematike

Kocijan, Sebastijan (2016) Arapski temelji školske matematike. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Mathematics.

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In this diploma thesis we describe Arabic mathematics, more precisely: mathematics of the medieval Islamic world, and its contributions that are visible even today. Its rise begins with the founding of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. The first chapter describes how Arabs adopted Indian numerals. In the 13th century Fibonacci introduced them to Europe in his work Liber Abbaci and later the numerals were given the name Arabic, even if Arabs themselves emphasized their Indian origin. In the second chapter we present biographies of all major Arabic mathematicians, like al-Khwarizmi, Abu’l Wafa, Omar Khayyam, al-Tusi, al-Kashi etc. For all of them we also describe their achievements and contributions to mathematics and other fields of science. Finally, we compare the Arabic mathematical achievements with contemporary primary and secondary educational programs in mathematics, including comments of integration of history of mathematics in the mathematics classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Supervisor: Brückler, Franka Miriam
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 52
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Mathematics
Depositing User: Iva Prah
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 11:55

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