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Al-Khwarizmi Biography Project

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Caroline Jankowski

on 8 February 2013

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Abu Ja'far Muhammed Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi "The Father of Algebra" By: Caroline Jankowski and
Rebekah Kettler Born 780 C.E
Died 850 C.E.
Lived in Baghdad, Iraq Life Books Numbers Inside
the Book Contributions to Science "That fondness for science, ... that affability and condescension which God shows to the learned, that promptitude with which he protects and supports them in the elucidation of obscurities and in the removal of difficulties, has encouraged me to compose a short work on calculating by al-jabr and al-muqabala , confining it to what is easiest and most useful in arithmetic." Quote Baghdad, Iraq 0-9 First Algebra Book
Hisab Al-jabr W'al -Muqabala
Al-jabr = algebra
Muqabala = balance Reducing equations
Solving for x and y
Real world problems (surveying, inheritance, tax collection) Contributions Contributions Hindu Number System
Numbers 0-9
Zero as a place holder Resources Seyd, Ibrahim B., Dr. "OnIslam.net." Al-Khwarizmi.
N.P., 12 Oct. 2011 .Web. 05 Feb. 2013 "Muhammed Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi." Deskarati. N.p.,
7 Jan. 2011. Web. 04 Feb. 2013. "Al-Khwarizmi." Al-Khwarizmi - Islamic Mathematics - The Story
Of Mathematics. N.p., 2010. Web. 05 Feb. 2013 "A Quotation by Al-Khwarizmi." A Quotation by Al-Khwarizmi. N.p., Feb. 2006. Web. 05 Feb. 2013. Also an Astronomer
Wrote a treatise on astronomy
Wrote a book on astronomical tables Overbay, Shawn, Jimmy Schorer, and Heather Conger. "Al-Khwarizmi." Al-khwa2.html. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2013. There are no actual pictuers of Al-Khwarizmi.
This is just a depiction of him.
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