Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Andrius Tamulis, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Chris Tweddle, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Dianna Galante, Ph.D.


Learning the history of mathematics is crucial to fully understanding the world of mathematics today. This paper will explore the history of mathematics from the Islamic world. It will focus on the contributions of well-recognized mathematicians including, Al-Khwarizmi, Al-Khayyam, Uqlidisi, Kushyar ibn Labban, and Abu Kamil. It will also concentrate on the contributions that the Islamic world had on algebra, beginning with Al-Khwarizmi and his contribution to the developmental of algebraic equations, and Khayyam and his contribution to the geometrization of algebra. This paper will also discuss the ways in which the Muslims applied the mathematics they learned into their lives. This paper will provide its readers with a strong foundation on the history of math from the Islamic world which will better enable its readers to fully understand the mathematics we use today.