Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Al-Khwarizmi, algebra, Babylonian algebra, medieval Arabic algebra, history of mathematics
Adopting a historically defensible definition of “algebra,” we will begin by exploring a few examples of algebra prior to al-Khwarizmi. We will then examine what algebra became through al-Khwarizmi’s work. In conclusion, we will assess the historical importance of al-Khwarizmi’s contributions for developments in European algebra.
Jongsma, Calvin, "Al-Khwarizmi: Founder of Classical Algebra" (2013). Faculty Work Comprehensive List. 242.