Jeffrey Oaks

Jeffrey Oaks received his PhD in mathematics at the University of Rochester in 1991, and since 1992 he has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Indianapolis. In 1999 he began studying history of Arabic mathematics, and has since published over twenty research articles, mostly on Arabic algebra, but some extending back in time to Diophantus, and forward to sixteenth-century European algebra and François Viète.

List of Publications

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Al-Hawārī’s Essential Commentary

We give an edition and English translation of al-Hawārī’s book, together with a passage-by-passage mathematical, conceptual, and historical commentary and an introduction to Arabic arithmetic to put it in context.