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Who invented the subject of algebra (al-Jabr) ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 04 Feb '12 11:21 pm
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Al-Khwarizmi
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 04 Feb '12 11:22 pm

 
  
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Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 05 Feb '12 02:03 pm

 
  
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Al-Khawarizmi, invented the subject of algebra (al-Jabr), which was further developed by others, most notably Umar Khayyam. Al-Khawarizmi's work, in Latin translation, brought the Arabic numerals along with the mathematics to Europe, through Spain. The word "algorithm" is derived from his name.
The Muslims invented the symbol for zero (The word "cipher" comes from Arabic sifr), and they organized the numbers into the decimal system - base 10. Additionally, they invented the symbol to express an unknown quantity, i.e. variables like x.
They invented spherical trigonometry, discovered the tangent and were first, "to introduce the sine of arc in Trigonometrical Calculations" Zero is an invaluable addition made to mathematical science by the Muslims. They have also shown remarkable progress in mathematical geography.
Answered by hazir jawab, 04 Feb '12 11:23 pm

 
  
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Al-Khwarizmi
Answered by klm, 05 Feb '12 08:18 am

 
  
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Al-Khawarizmi
Answered by iqbal seth, 05 Feb '12 06:24 am

 
  
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Al-Khwarizmi
Answered by ambuj kumar, 05 Feb '12 02:38 pm

 
  
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