Islam and science: three great unknown Arab mathematicians and their contribution

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

This University of Surrey professor directed the BBC documentary “Science and Islam”.

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

“From the twelfth to the seventeenth century, European scholars regularly referred to Islamic texts from the past.”

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