The Islamic story of wheat on the chessboard

By |2019-03-22T17:57:14-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|

Muslims playing chess in Spain What is exponential growth? About 1260 AD, Ibn Khallikan, a Kurdish historian living in the Abbasid Empire (modern Iraq), wrote an encyclopedia with biographies of many famous men (though no women). One of the biographies includes a story about chess and the meaning of "exponential growth." What are exponents? More Islamic stories All [...]