Person: Al-Khwarizmi, Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa


Al'Khwarizmi was an Islamic mathematician who wrote on Hindu-Arabic numerals. The word algorithm derives from his name. His algebra treatise Hisab al-jabr w'al-muqabala gives us the word algebra and can be considered as the first book to be written on algebra.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about 780, possibly Baghdad (now in Iraq). Died about 850.

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Algebra, Ancient Arab, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Origin Iraq, Number Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals

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