Abu Kamil
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Abu Kamil

History of Mathematics

Abu Kamil
Abu Kamil ©Davood Diba
850 Jan 1

Abu Kamil

Egypt

Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam ibn Muḥammad Ibn Shujāʿ was a prominent Egyptian mathematician during the Islamic Golden Age. He is considered the first mathematician to systematically use and accept irrational numbers as solutions and coefficients to equations.[91] His mathematical techniques were later adopted by Fibonacci, thus allowing Abu Kamil an important part in introducing algebra to Europe.[92]

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