The first Egyptian modern mathematics textbook. (English)

Int. J. Hist. Math. Educ. 6, No. 2, 1-22 (2011).

Summary: Ahmad al-Tabbākh’s textbook is the first evidence of European mathematics taught in Egypt at the beginning of the 19$^{th}$ century. We provide reliable evidence that this textbook is the indirect translation into Arabic of a famous 18$^{th}$-century French textbook written by Bézout.