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There have been only three epoch-making mathematicians, Archimedes, Newton, and Eisenstein.
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Is it true ?

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Asked by radhakrishnan, 23 Jun '12 10:45 am
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No...there were many...not to forget Pythagoras- the most famous name in maths due to a theorem about right-angled triangles
Answered by beena john, 23 Jun '12 10:48 am

 
  
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Father of Algebra and alogrithm , Musa Al Khwarizm
Answered by z, 23 Jun '12 10:52 am

 
  
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Muhammad ibn Ms al-Khwrizm

Consequently he is considered to be the father of algebra,[6] a title he shares with Diophantus. Latin translations of his Arithmetic, on the Indian numerals, introduced the decimal positional number system to the Western world in the 12th century.[5] He revised and updated Ptolemy's Geography as well as writing several works on astronomy and astrology.

His contributions not only made a great impact on mathematics, but on language as well. The word algebra is derived from al-jabr, one of the two operations used to solve quadratic equations, as described in his book.

For complete intro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Khwarizmi
Answered by Ignorants, 23 Jun '12 11:00 am

 
  
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