Person: Al-Karaji, Abu Bekr ibn Muhammad ibn Al-Husayn


Al-Karaji was an Islamic mathematician who wrote about the work of earlier mathematicians and who can be regarded as the first person to free algebra from geometrical operations and replace them with the type of operations which are at the core of algebra today.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 13 April 953, Baghdad (now in Iraq). Died about 1029.

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Ancient Arab, Origin Iraq, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive