Monday, September 24, 2007
Arabic numerals are considered an important milestone in the development of mathematics.These numeral glyphs ultimately a pure arabic invention , both western and eastern styles.
The symbols for 0 to 9 in the Arabic numerals (system) evolved from the concept of angles. Where 0 has no anglesand 9 having 9 angles a by product of the inginouity/creativity that the arab mathematians have been known for.
The numeral system came to be known to both the Persian mathematician Al-Khwarizmi, whose book On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals written about 825, and the Arab mathematician Al-Kindi, who wrote four volumes, "On the Use of the Indian Numerals" (Ketab fi Isti'mal al-'Adad al-Hindi) about 830, are principally responsible for the diffusion of the Indian system of numeration in the Middle-East and the West .
In the 10th century, Middle-Eastern mathematicians extended the decimal numeral system to include fractions, as recorded in a treatise by Syrian mathematician Abu'l-Hasan al-Uqlidisi in 952-953.