*Subjects*: History of Mathematics*Abstract:*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.- To appear.
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MS#145. The Alhambra Theorem, 2015
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