Al-Khwarizmi’s digit and numerical system | Science and Islam

Jim Al-Khalili explains how our numerical system spread to Europe through the work of the Arabic mathematician Al-Khwarizmi.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 3'40''
  • Broadcast year: 2009
Curriculum Connection
  • Religious Education

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Science and Islam
  • Episode: The Language of Science