He was one of the first to write about algebra using words, not letters. This book included many word problems, especially dealing with inheritance. Al-Khwarizmi helped establish widespread use of Hindu-Arabic numbers: 1, 2, 3, The Hindu-Arabic system was much easier to use when performing mathematical operations, since it is a base system.
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He is also the inventor of many mathematical methods and a branch of math, called Algebra. Furthermore, he was the first to use decimals to express the fractions.
The exact date of his birth is not clear, but it is normally considered to be There is very little information about his early life, but it is clear that he was one of the brilliant students in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad was the city of knowledge at the time of the Golden Era of Muslims.
Al-Khwarizmi was one of the many researchers working in the House of Wisdom as mathematician, geologist, and astronomer. He made most of his discoveries and scientific contribution in the period of to He was also an excellent translator and has translated so many books into the Arabic language from other languages, such as Sanskrit and Greek.
He has died at the age of 70 years in Discoveries and Contributions Sculpture of Al-Khwarizmi Al-Khwarizmi has done many discoveries in the field of mathematics, astronomy, and geology.
Some of his main discoveries and contribution are: Algebra Invention The most famous work of Al-Khwarizmi was the development of algebra, a branch of math that deals with symbols and the operations between them. Algebra is a very important field in mathematics and forms the foundation of modern science and technology. This book was very famous and was translated in many languages, before the dawn of Europeans Era, to teach and learn algebra. The book has also discussed the solution of the first-degree and second-degree equations; both analytically and geometrically.
It also discussed some methods of solving algebraic problems. Some other Contributions Algorithms — Algorithm is an Arabic word which is now used to define a process in which certain steps are performed for the solution of a problem; especially in the computer The concept of algorithms was first given by Al-Khwarizmi to solve certain problems in defined steps of calculations.
Today, computer widely use algorithms to solve a wide variety of problems and decision making. Due to the introduction of the concept of algorithms, Al-Khwarizmi is sometimes referred to as the father of computer science. Improvements in Sundials — Sundial is an instrument which shows time with the help of the position of the Sun. The sun forms a shadow of the pointer on a plate which contains marks of the time period. The shadow of the pointer rotates on the marks when the sun changes its position.
Al-Khwarizmi improved the design of sundials and made them a universal instrument for checking the time in any part of the world. Map Development — Al-Khwarizmi developed an accurate map of that time with the help of 70 geographers.
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Latinized versions of his name and of his most famous book title live on in the terms algorithm and algebra. In fact, the words algorithm and algebra come from his name and the title of one of his works, respectively. He wrote a book on algebra from whose title the word algebra is derived, and he wrote a book on calculation that introduced to Europe the Hindu-Arabic numerals and how to do arithmetic with them. His mathematical books introduced the ideas of algebra and Hindu-Arabic numerals to Western mathematicians during the Middle Ages. His scientific works concerned geography and astronomy. The House of Wisdom acquired and translated scientific and philosophic treatises , particularly Greek, as well as publishing original research.
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
He is also the inventor of many mathematical methods and a branch of math, called Algebra. Furthermore, he was the first to use decimals to express the fractions. The exact date of his birth is not clear, but it is normally considered to be There is very little information about his early life, but it is clear that he was one of the brilliant students in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad was the city of knowledge at the time of the Golden Era of Muslims. Al-Khwarizmi was one of the many researchers working in the House of Wisdom as mathematician, geologist, and astronomer. He made most of his discoveries and scientific contribution in the period of to
al-Khwarizmi, the Father of Algebra
List and Biographies of Great Mathematicians Al Khwarizmi Al Khwarizmi was a nineteenth century eminent and multi-faceted Persian mathematician, geographer and astronomer. In the House of Wisdom of Baghdad he was a scholar. His works was brought to Western World through Latin translation that had been conducted in the 12th century. The work on Arabic numerals highlights the decimal positional number system. Moreover, the first systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations was presented in his book The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing.
He may have been born in , or around ; he may have died in , or around The name al-Khwarizmi means the person from Khwarizm. His family moved soon afterward, to a place near Baghdad, where he accomplished most of his work in the period between and There are various guesses at his native languages, including Persian or more probably Khwarizmian now dead.