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African Mathematics


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Chapter 1: General Introduction Chapter 2: Beginnings: Mathematics of Bones Chapter 3: Geometry South of the Sahara Chapter 4: Numbers Chapter 5: Beginning of Written Mathematics: Egypt Chapter 6: The Maghrebian Tradition Chapter 7: Combinatorics and African Applications Chapter 8: Vector Calculus and African Applications Chapter 9: The Fourier Transform and African Applications Chapter 10: Mathematical Tiling/Tesselation and African Applications Chapter 11: Bifurcations and African Applications Chapter 12: Fractals Chapter 13: African-centered Automated Generation of Metadata Chapter 14: General Conclusion: Access to Mathematics versus Access to the Language of Power: Lessons from the Struggle in South African Multilingual Mathematics Classrooms Chapter 15 Bibliography

About the Author

Abdul Karim Bangura is professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in political science, a PhD in development economics, a PhD in linguistics, and a PhD in computer science. He also is the author of sixty-one other books and more than 500 scholarly articles.


In African Mathematics, Abdul Karim Bangura attempts to utilize historical and contemporary sources to highlight Africa's contribution to certain branches and sub-branches of mathematics and furthermore to explore the possibilities of research and teaching of mathematics from an African centered platform. . . . African Mathematics holds the promise of acting as a catalyst for indigenous knowledge-based exploration in all fields of study where African researchers can be found. * African Studies Quarterly *
Among the new generation of Africanist scholars, Professor Abdul Karim Bangura is among the most outstanding. This work will redefine the literature in African studies. -- Professor Baba Zak A. Kondo, Baltimore Community College, Maryland
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura has embarked on relatively uncharted waters by approaching African mathematics from many angles. He provides exhilarating findings on a subject that requires exorbitant amount of work and intellect. -- Professor Mario D. Fenyo, Bowie State University of the University System of Maryland

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