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Unformatted text preview: rk of Eastern and Arabic mathematicians during extended visits to Egypt, Sicily, Greece, and Syria. He quickly realized the tremendous benefit when applying the Hindu‐Arabic digits 0‐9 to arithmetic calculations (as opposed to Roman numerals), and returned to Pisa at the age of 30 to begin writing down all that he had learned overseas. His most famous work, the Liber Abaci (Book of Counting), was published in 1202, and his algebraic methods clearly demonstrate the influence of Persian mathematicians such as al‐Khowârizmî and Abû Kâmil (who we studied in Lecture 7). Much of Fibonacci’s reputation as a great mathematician in his own right is built around a l...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course MAC 2311 taught by Professor Evinson during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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