Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656592

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 June 2019

Islamic combinatorics

Islamic combinatorics

Chapter:
(p.83) Chapter 3 Islamic combinatorics
Source:
Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern
Author(s):

AHMED DJEBBAR

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0004

Combinatorics, considered in its general sense as the collection of manipulations and the study of configurations [1], appeared relatively early in such areas of medieval Arab intellectual activity as astrology, lexicography, music, chemistry, and even philosophy. Following the resurgence of traditional disciplines (such as geometry, the theory of numbers, and astronomy) and the development of new ones (such as algebra, Indian calculation, and trigonometry), new combinatorial preoccupations then arose, linked to the study of theoretical questions.

Keywords:   Islam, manipulations, configurations, medieval, theoretical

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .