MS#145. The Alhambra Theorem
Subjects: History of Mathematics
The early evolution of geometric thinking produced geometric algebra in ancient Greece,
rhetorical algebra in early Islam, and eventually a precursor of modern algebra in the
repeating patterns of medieval textiles and wall decorations. This medieval craft mathematics
culminated in the Alhambra in Islamic Spain. Here we tell the story of this milestone
in the history of mathematics.
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