Islam and Science: Three Great Unknown Arab Mathematicians and Their Contributions

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“Without algebra, there would be neither mathematics nor modern physics. Without algorithms, there would be no computers, and without alkalis, there would be no chemistry,” said theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili.

This professor from the University of Surrey made a documentary for the BBC called Science and Islam.

“The language of modern science still has many references to its Arabic roots,” he noted on the show.

“From the 12th to the 17th century, European scholars regularly referred to Islamic texts of the past.”

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