Al-Khwarizmi: The Inventor of Algebra

Front Cover
The Rosen Publishing Group, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
4 Reviews
Al-Khwarizmi is arguably the most important mathematician of the Middle Ages. He developed two distinct branches of mathematics, both of which owe their name to him: algebra and algorithms. This carefully crafted biography shines a long-overdue light on these achievements, documents Khwarizmi's contributions to geography and astronomy, and paints a picture of life in the ninth-century Muslim Empire. Supports history-social science context standards mandating exploration of intellectual exchanges and contributions of Muslim scholars, and their influence on the science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, and medicine of later civilizations.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Nice book to عالم من علماء الدنيا والدين.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book pays homage to an often overlooked genius. All algebra students should read this book to appreciate the origins of algebra.

Contents

Baghdad During the Golden Age of Islam
12
AlKhwarizmis Life
30
The Invention of Algebra
49
An Astronomer and Geographer
69
AlKhwarizmis Legacy
88
Timeline
99
Glossary
101
For More Information
103
For Further Reading
105
Bibliography
106
Index
108
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information