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,...

...History of Math
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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 really born, but doesn’t matter because we know his strengths in math. The Muslim leader known as Caliph during Al-Khwarizmi’s time was al-Munan. Al-Khwarizmi was a religious man and presented two of his works dedicated to al-Munan. “These were his treatise on algebra and his treatise on astronomy.” Al-Khwarizmi studied and was a scholar at the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. He was a member of Bana Musa (sons of Moses) along with his colleagues. Their main goal at the House of Wisdom was to translate the Greek manuscripts into Arabic; however they also were there to further their studies in algebra, geometry and astronomy, as well as writing more about these subjects. It is unknown to historians if Al-Khwarizmi was familiar with Euclid’s Elements or not but it is said that al-Hajjaj was one of his...

...AbuJa’farAl-KhwarizmiAbuJa’farAl-Khwarizmi was a Muslim mathematician in the late 8th century. His full name is AbuJa’far Muhammad ibnMusaAl-Khwarizmi. He heavily influenced our math today, and he developed a base for math today. (“Periodic”). Al-Khwarizmi was a very intelligent mathematician who wrote a book on algebra and geometry which influences today’s world of mathematics.
There is very little known about Al-Khwarizmi’s early life (MacTutor). He was born in 780 AD, and died in 850 AD (World Biography). He worked at the House of Wisdom (in Baghdad), where his he studied algebra, geometry, and astrology (“Periodic”).
Al-Khwarizmi wrote a book about algebra and geometry. He named it the Hisab al-jabr w’al-muquabala. The book consisted of mostly algebra, but some geometry. Today, the word algebra comes from “al-jabr”. In this book, “He only used words to describe his expressions, no symbols are used” (“Periodic”). So, instead of writing: 2+3=5, he wrote: two plus three equals five. Most of his math in the book was influenced by the Hindu mathematician Brahmagupta (Mac Tutor). In the book, he...

...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 Balancing,” established algebra as an independent discipline. While his arithmetic work, possibly entitled Kitāb al-Jamʿ wa-l-tafrīq bi-ḥisāb al-Hind (Book of Addition and Subtraction According to the Hindu Calculation), was responsible for introducing the Arabic numerals, based on the Hindu-Arabic numeral system developed in India, to the Western world (Mohamed, 2000).
The Life of Al-KhwarizmiAl-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850) was a Persian mathematician, astrologer, and geographer whose name may indicate that he came from Khwarezm, a region in present day Uzbekistan (Wikipedia, 2010). He worked under Caliph al-Ma’mun at the House of Wisdom in Bagdad during the early part of the ninth century. Caliph al-Ma’mun was said to be a great patron of learning and scientific investigation, who established the House of Wisdom, an elite academy of talented scholars whose main...

...Formulas for the Future
By
Kyle Horn
Mr. Davenport
Algebra 3
9-15-10
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. “The word al-Khwarizmi is pronounced in classical Arabic as Al-Khwarizmi” (bookrags) Al-khwarizmi was the author of over half a dozen astronomical books. The most remarkable was titled Al-jabr w’al muqabala , which was written around 830 AD. Al-khwarizmi did most of his research and writing in the House of Wisdom, along side other scholars.
His book Al-jabr w’al muqabala is what gave the branch Al-jabr to mathematics. It is now known as algebra. “The word al-jabr is usually translated as "restoring," with reference to restoring the balance in an equation by placing on one side of an equation a term that has been removed from the other.” (ms) For example 2x+2=8, the balance is restored by writing 2x=6 and then x=3. “The second part of the title,...

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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 the broad parts of mathematics, together with number theory, geometry and analysis. As such, it includes everything from elementary equation solving to the study of abstractions such as groups, rings, and fields. The more basic parts of algebra are called elementary algebra, the more abstract parts are called abstract algebra or modern algebra. Elementary algebra is essential for any study of mathematics, science, or engineering, as well as such applications as medicine and economics. Abstract algebra is a major area in advanced mathematics, studied primarily by professional mathematicians. Much early work in algebra, as the origin of its name suggests, was done in the Near East, by such mathematicians as Omar Khayyam (1050-1123).
Elementary algebra differs from arithmetic in the use of abstractions, such as using letters to stand for numbers that are either unknown or allowed...

...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 modern pure mathematics,
* a major branch of mathematics which studies relations and operations. It's sometimes called abstract algebra, or "modern algebra" to distinguish it from elementary algebra.
* a mathematical structure as a "linear" ring, is also called "algebra," or sometimes "algebra over a field", to distinguish it from its generalizations.
A variable is a letter or symbol that takes place of a number in Algebra. Common symbols used are a, x, y, θ, and λ. The letters x and y are commonly used, but remember that any other symbols would work just as well.
Variables are used in algebra as placeholders for unknown numbers. If you see "3 + x", don't panic! All this means is that we are adding a number who's value we don't yet know.
Term: A term is a number or a variable or the product of a number and a variable(s).
An expression is two or more terms, with operations...

...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 to use in very remarkable ways. Also, algebraic and geometric ways of thinking were considered to be two separate parts of math and were not unified until the mid 17th century.
The simplest forms of equations in algebra were actually discovered 2,200 years before Mohamed was born. Ahmes wrote the Rhind Papyrus that described the Egyptian mathematic system of division and multiplication. Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, Erasasth, and other great mathematicians followed Ahmes ("Letters"). Although not very important to the development of algebra, Archimedes (212BC 281BC), a Greek mathematician, worked on calculus equations and used geometric proofs to prove the theories of mathematics ("Archimedes").
Although little is known about him, Diophantus (200AD 284AD), an ancient Greek mathematician, studied equations with variables, starting the equations of algebra that we know today. Diophantus is often known as the "father of...

...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 carry out this operation, he quickly perceived the impossibility of what he was attempting to do, and retired from engineering. Fearing for his life, he feigned madness and was placed under house arrest from 1011 – 1021, during and after which he devoted himself to his scientific work until his death. Ibnal-Haytham most famous works, Books of optics, which he has been ranked Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (PNPM) as one of the most influential books in physics for introducing an early scientific method, and for initiating a revolution in optics and visual perception. Ibnal-Haytham made significant improvements in optics, physical science, and the scientific method which influenced the development of science for over five hundred years after his death. During his time in Cairo, he became associated with Al- Azhar University, as well as the city’s “House of Widsom”, known as Dar...

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