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WHO IS considered to be the father of algebra?

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Asked by khabardar, 15 Dec '11 10:37 pm
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By the time of Plato, Greek mathematics had undergone a drastic change. The Greeks created a geometric algebra where terms were represented by sides of geometric objects, usually lines, that had letters associated with them.[1] 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.[2]
While the word algebra comes from the Arabic language ( al-jabr "restoration") and much of its methods from Arabic/Islamic mathematics, its roots can be traced to earlier traditions, which had a direct influence on Muhammad ibn Ms al-Khwrizm (c. 780850). He later wrote The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing, which established algebra as a mathematical discipline that is independent of geometry and arithmetic.[3]
The roots of algebra can be traced to the ancient Babylonians,[4] who developed an advanced arithmetical syst ...more
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra
Answered by Trance, 15 Dec '11 10:46 pm

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He word algebra is a Latin variant of the Arabic word al-jabr. This came from the title of a book, Hidab al-jabr wal-muqubala, written in Baghdad about 825 A.D. by the Arab mathematician Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khowarizm
Answered by HEERA, 15 Dec '11 10:45 pm

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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 hazir jawab, 15 Dec '11 10:38 pm

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