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Who is considered as FATHER OF ALGEBRA ?

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Asked by ABDULLAH,
12 Nov '11 12:05 pm

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Arabic scholar Al-Khwarizmi (c. 780 - c. 850) visited India and collected mathematical material for his book "Ilm al-jabr wad muqabalah". He sold his book to the Romans. The source of the English word Algebra was aljabr which in Arabic means 'the equating'. His name became the word 'algorism', the old word for arithmetic. The same word was the root for 'Algorithm' used in calculation. Through his writings, the decimal system and the use of zero were transmitted to the West.

Answered by Joseph Chacko, 12 Nov '11 12:23 pm
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Diophantus (3rd century AD), sometimes called "the father of algebra", was an Alexandrian Greek mathematician and the author of a series of books called Arithmetica. These texts deal with solving algebraic equations

Answered by Stone, 12 Nov '11 12:07 pm
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Diophantus of Alexandria,is called as FATHER OF ALGEBRA

Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 12 Nov '11 12:07 pm
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The origins of algebra can be traced to the ancient Babylonians, who developed an advanced arithmetical system with which they were able to do calculations in an algebraic fashion. With the use of this system they were able to apply formulae and calculate solutions for unknown values for a class of problems typically solved today by using linear equations, quadratic equations, and indeterminate linear equations. By contrast, most Egyptians of this era, and most Indian, Greek and Chinese mathematicians in the first millennium BC usually solved such equations by geometric methods, such as those described in the Moscow and Rhind Mathematical Papyri, Sulba Sutras, Euclid's Elements, and The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art. This geometric work of the Greeks, typified in the Elements provided the framework for generalizing formulae beyond the solution of particular problems into more general systems of stating and solving equations.

Indian mathematicians proceeded to write treatises ...more

Answered by Ataur Rahman, 12 Nov '11 12:07 pm
Indian mathematicians proceeded to write treatises ...more

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