Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

"al-Khwarizmi, in full Muhammad ibn Mesa al-Khwarizmi, (born c. 780 —died c. 850), Muslim mathematician and astronomer whose major works introduced Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concepts of algebra into European mathematics. Latinized versions of his name and of his "most" famous book title live on in the terms algorithm and algebra ".Al-Khwarizmi lived in Baghdad, where he worked at the House of Wisdom Dare al-Hikmah under the caliphate of al-Mamun. The House of Wisdom acquired and translated scientific and philosophic treatises, particularly Greek, as well as publishing original research. Al-Khwarizmi's work on elementary algebra, Al-Ki tab al-mukhtaṣar if hashab al-jabr waʾl-muqābala The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing , was translated into Latin in th Read More