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All about Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi A Presentation about Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi by Helen Zhao

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Who was Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi ? One of greatest mathematicians Founder of basic concepts of mathematics Famous as an astronomer and geographer Recognized founder of Algebra

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This is Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi

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About His Life Born about A.D 790 near Baghdad Died about A.D 850 Name indicates he was “Muhammed, son of Moses, Father of Jafar, from Khwarizm” Modern Khiva, south of the Aral Sea in central Asia.

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About His Life Acomplished most his work in the period between 813 and 833 All his works written in Arabic

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Famous Works Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah

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Famous Works This is a page of a famous work called Kitab al-Tarikh

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This is Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi’s Work

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This is Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi’s solution

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1. Squares equal to roots 10x 2 = 20x 2. Squares equal to numbers 10x 2 = 25 3. Roots equal to numbers 10x = 20 4. Squares and roots equal to numbers x 2 + 10x = 39 5. Squares and numbers equal to roots x 2 + 39 = 10x 6. Roots and numbers equal to squares 10x + 39 = x 2 Rules that Al-Khwarizmi Made

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Why Is he Important / Famous? Developed concept of algorithm in mathematics Discovered new ways of solving equations with algebra while keeping the problems simple His ways of working with quadratic equations were so popular that his book Al-Jabr was used as the principle mathematics at European universities until 16 th century

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Bibliography Websites: " Al Khwarizmi Biography."biographybase.com. September 1,2010. http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Al_Khwariz mi.html "Mohammed ibn-Musa Al-Khwarizmi.”www2.cs.uh.edu. September 1,2010. http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~cwu/COSC/wireless/Al.pdf Book: Richard Mankiewicz. The Story of Mathematics. United States: Princeton University Press.

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