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The Golden Age of Islam

Intellectual

Sciences advanced in many directions during the Islamic Golden Age. Arabic numerals, adapted from Hindu, and the idea of zero made algebra possible. Al-Khwarizmi wrote an algebra textbook that was the standard for centuries. The recovery of ancient Greek works revived work in geometry and astronomy. Alhazen, is credited with being the first "scientist." He conducted experiments that would inspire the process of the scientific method. He explained how eyesight works in his Book of Optics, in 1021
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