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Question 1: His work marked the beginnings of ________[36][61] and analytic geometry.
Algebraic geometryNumber theoryCalculusMathematics

Question 2: In the 9th century, ________ was a pioneer in cryptanalysis and cryptology.
AlhazenAbu Rayhan BiruniNasir al-Din al-TusiAl-Kindi

Question 3: 780-850) produced tables for the ________ of sines and cosine,[76] and the first tables for tangents.
Generating trigonometric tablesTrigonometric functionsPythagorean theoremTrigonometry

Question 4: [21][22] Another problem is the time of ________.
Islamic schools and branchesShia IslamIslamSalah

Question 5: This determined the ________, or Muslim direction of prayer.

Question 6:
Which of the following titles did Mathematics in medieval Islam have?
Arabic mathematics: forgotten brilliance?
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy: A Historical Journal
Arabic alphabet

Question 7: In discussing the origins of ________, Dirk Jan Struik states that (p. 7):[51]
Arabic numeralsDuodecimalPositional notationDecimal

Question 8: Finding the direction of ________ and the time of Salah are the reasons which led to Muslims developing spherical geometry.

Question 9: Al-Kashi, alongside his colleague ________ (1394-1449), gave accurate tables of sines and tangents correct to 8 decimal places.
Ulugh BegAbu Rayhan BiruniMuhammad ibn Mūsā al-KhwārizmīMuhammad ibn Jābir al-Harrānī al-Battānī

Question 10: The successors of Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (born 780) undertook a systematic application of arithmetic to algebra, algebra to arithmetic, both to trigonometry, algebra to the Euclidean theory of numbers, algebra to ________, and geometry to algebra.
GeometryMathematicsAlgebraic geometryManifold


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