Ibn Yahya al-Maghribi Al-Samawal

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This resource, from the Illuminations-reviewed History of Mathematics Archive, features biographical information about Islamic mathematician Al-Samawal. Al-Samawal was able to extend the arithmetic operations to handle polynomials. He is noted for using an early form of induction. Links to biographies of other mathematicians are also available on this page.

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