The Father of Algebra
In the source, Shawn Overbay writes a biography on The Father of Algebra, Al-Khwarizmi. Overbay shows and explains the equations that Al-Khwarizmi invented and how they were used. In the source, the author states “Al-Khwarizmi wrote numerous books that played important roles in arithmetic and algebra” (Overbay). Not only was The Father of Algebra a mathematician, he was also an inventor, an Astronomer, and a Scholar. The visual source is a page from Al-Khwarizmi’s Kitab Al-Jabr Wal-Muqabala, the oldest Arabic works on algebra. Comparing the visual source and the written source helps historians understand how our modern day mathematics was born and how they played a role in the 9th Century. These sources enhance the understanding of algebraic equations and arithmetic that was used in the 9th century and how it is still used in the modern day era.

We can learn a lot about The Father of Algebra, Al-Khwarizmi from these sources. Shawn Overbay goes into great detail on the Mathematician’s work. In the Latin translation of Al-Khwarizmi’s algebra, Overbay talks about simple equations that the mathematician created, squares equal to roots (x2 = square root of 2), squares equal to numbers (x2 = 2), roots equal to numbers (square root of x = 2), squares and roots equal to number (x2+3x = 25), squares and numbers equal to roots (x2+1 = 9), and roots and numbers equal to squares (3x+4 = x2). One of the more complex equations Al-Khwarizmi used was the quadratic equation. This equation is used to solve for the unknown which in this equation would be x (ax2+bx+c=0). When in that specific form, Al-Khwarizmi is asking, what is x when the function is equal to zero? Al-Khwarizmi’s theory was that when you take two numbers and add them together you will get c, those same two numbers multiplied together will give you b, therefore factoring down to (ax+u=0) and (ax+u=0). At this point it’s just basic arithmetic to solve for x and you should get two...

...Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra
Muhammed Ibn Musa al-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,...

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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...

...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...

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12. When you flip a light switch, the light seems to come on almost immediately, giving the impression that the electrons in the wiring move very rapidly.
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...AlgebraAlgebra was invented by the Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi in the book he wrote in 820. Algebra is the Arabic word (aljabr) for "equation", and the word "algorithm" comes from the author's name, Al-Khwarizmi. He is rightly known as "the father of Algebra
The roots of algebra can be traced to the ancient Babylonians, who developed an advanced arithmetical system with which they were able to do...

...a stronghold for my future which has led me to become independent. His advice is directly related to his history and experiences, and it has been with this which he has taught me discipline throughout my life. It is an honor to have such a father.
My father and I share the same birth place, but totally different upbringings. His childhood was dominated by my grandfather's poverty which nearly inhibited his formal education. If it was not for his prioritized...

...Various derivations of the word "algebra," which is of Arabian origin, have been given by different writers. The first mention of the word is to be found in the title of a work by Mahommed ben Musa al-Khwarizmi (Hovarezmi), who flourished about the beginning of the 9th century. The full title is ilm al-jebr wa'l-muqabala, which contains the ideas of restitution and comparison, or opposition and comparison, or resolution and equation, jebr being derived from the verb jabara, to...

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