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Recreational Problems in Medieval Mathematics - References

Victor J. Katz (University of the District of Columbia)

Berggren, J. Lennart, 2016. Mathematics in the Islamic World in Medieval Spain and North Africa, in Victor J. Katz, et al, 2016.

Heath, Thomas L., 1964. Diophantus of Alexandria: A Study in the History of Greek Algebra. New York: Dover.

Hughes, Barnabas, 1981. Jordanus de Nemore: De numeris datis. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Katz, Victor J., Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, & J. Lennart Berggren, eds., 2016. Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Sigler, L. E., 2002. Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci: A Translation into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano’s Book of Calculation. New York: Springer.

Simonson, Shai, 2000. “The Missing Problems of Gersonides: A Critical Edition,” Historia Mathematica 27, 243-302, 384-431.

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Tropfke, Johannes, 1980. Geschichte der Elementarmathematik. Bd. 1 Arithmetik und Algebra. Edited by Kurt Vogel, Karin Reich, Helmuth Gericke. Walter de Gruyter: Berlin.

Wagner, Roi, 2016. Mathematics in Hebrew, in Victor J. Katz, et al, 2016.

Woepcke, Franz, 1853. Extrait du Fakhrī, traité d’algèbre par AboùBkr Mohammed ben Alhaçan al-Karkhī. Paris: L’imprimerie Impériale.

Editor's note: For a discussion of Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic mathematical cultures in medieval Europe and the mathematics they produced, be sure to see Victor Katz's "The Mathematical Cultures of Medieval Europe," also published in Convergence in December of 2017.

Victor J. Katz (University of the District of Columbia), "Recreational Problems in Medieval Mathematics - References," Convergence (December 2017)