My report is on Abu Ja'far Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi. He was born around 780 BC in Baghdad. (Now in Iraq). There is little known about his life. The name al-Khwarizmi may indicate that he was from south of the Aral Sea in central Asia. He constructed some of the oldest works on arithmetic and algebra. His works was a significant source for mathematical insight for centuries to come in both the east and west.

Al-Khwarizmi and his colleagues, the Banu Musa, were scholars at The House of Wisdom in Baghdad. Their task there included the translation of Greek scientific manuscripts. In addition, they worked on algebra, geometry, and astronomy. Under the patronage of Al-Mamum, he dedicated two of his texts to the Caliph- his treatise on algebra and on astronomy. The algebra treatise- Hiss al-jabr w'al-muqabala, was his most known and significant of all of his works. It is this text that gives us the word "algebra" and is the first known book written on algebra. Here is a translation of al-Khwarizmi's own words telling his purpose on writing the book:

what is easiest and most useful, such as men constantly require in cases of inheritance, legacies, partition, lawsuits, and trade, and in all their dealings with one another, or where the measuring of lands, the digging of canals, geometrical computations, other of various sorts and kinds are concerned.

The first section of the book is merely a discussion of what we perceive as algebra today. The book was highly practical and algebra was introduced to solve everyday problems in the Islam Empire at the time. Here is another quote describing his formula of new depth and abstraction:

When I consider what people generally want in calculating, I found that it is always a number. I also observed that any number composed of units and that any number may be divided into units. Moreover, I found that every number may be expressed from one to ten,...

...September 29, 2011
AbuJa'far Muhammad ibnMusaAl-KhwarizmiAbuJa'far Muhammad ibnMusaAl-Khwarizmi was a Muslim mathematician and astronomer that was born around 780 in Baghdad, Iraq and died around 850. Little is known about his life besides is attributes to mathematics; historians aren’t even for sure where he was...

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...Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra
Muhammed IbnMusaal-Khwarizmi, was a mathematical pioneer, and is considered by many to be the greatest mathematician of the Islamic world, as well as the founder algebra. His book entitled Kitâb al-Mukhtasar fî Hisâb al-Jabr wa'l-Muqâbala, which means “The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and...

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AbuJa’far Muhammad ibnMusaAl-khwarizmi, was a Persian mathematician, geographer, and astronomer. He was born sometime in 780 AD in Baghdad, then later died there around 850 AD. At that time the area he lived in was the epicentre of an Islamic empire which extended from the Mediterranean all the way to India. He was a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad....

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Algebra
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"Algebraist" redirects here. For the novel by Iain M. Banks, see The Algebraist.
For beginner's introduction to algebra, see Wikibooks: Algebra.
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The quadratic formula expresses the solution of the degree two equation ax^2 + bx +c=0 in terms of its coefficients a, b, c.
Algebra (from Arabic al-jebr meaning "reunion of broken parts"[1]) is one of...

...Algebra is a way of working with numbers and signs to answer a mathematical problem (a question using numbers)
As a single word, "algebra" can mean[1]:
* Use of letters and symbols to represent values and their relations, especially for solving equations. This is also called "Elementary algebra". Historically, this was the meaning in pure mathematics too, like seen in "fundamental theorem of algebra", but not now.
* In...

...Unlike geometry, algebra was not developed in Europe. Algebra was actually discovered (or developed) in the Arab countries along side geometry. Many mathematicians worked and developed the system of math to be known as the algebra of today. European countries did not obtain information on algebra until relatively later years of the 12th century. After algebra was discovered in Europe, mathematicians put the information...

...Alhazen Ibnal-Haytham, born 965ce – 1039ce an Arab /Persian scientist and polymath, also significant contributions to the principals of optics, as well as to physics, anatomy, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, medicine, ophthalmology, philosophy, psychology, visual perception, and to science in general with his early application of the scientific method. After being ordered by Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the sixth ruler of the Fatimid Caliphate, to...

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