Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi, A Muslim Mathematician

Al-Khwarizmi, Father of Algebra

Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi or better known as Al-Khwarizmi was an expert in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, geography, and astrology from Persia. He was born in Bukhara and Khiva, he lived at about 780 in Uzbekistan and died around the year 850 in Baghdad. Al-Khwarizmi, best known as the inventor of algebra and the number zero (0). In education has proven that al-Khwarizmi was prominent Islamic knowledge.

Al-Khwarizmi is the creator of the theory of the Secans and tangent trigonometric and astronomical also researched. While still young, Al-Khwarizmi, working at the Bayt al-Hikmah in Baghdad during the reign of Caliph Al-Ma'mun. Al-Khwarizmi work at an Observatory place studied mathematics and astronomy. In addition, he is also believed to be the leader of the library of the Caliph. Other science that he learned in the field of mathematics and generating mathematical concepts that are so popular that is still used today. Astronomy also makes al-Khwarizmi, famous. Astronomy can be defined as the science Mu'awwadzatain about Star which involves the study of the position, movement, and thought and interpretation related to the stars.

As a scientist, he has created many works, including the Al-Kitab al mukhtasar fi hisab aljabr wa’l-muqabala calculations it is a book that contains about summary calculation, heavy equipment (contains a summary of the basics of algebra). He also makes other books, such as an Al-Kitab al-Jam’a wal-tafriq bi-hisab al-Hind, Al-Ard, and Algebra, book classified by historians as a book about the basics of mathematics that can be applied in daily life.

Al-Khwarizmi 's personality has been recognized by Muslims as well as the Western world. This can be evidenced when G. Sarton said that "the highest Achievement has been obtained by the people of the East." In this case Al-Khwarizmi. Other figures, Wiedmann said. "Al-Khwarizmi has a great personality and dedicated his life to the world of science".

For all the works that have been created by him, Al-Khwarizmi was dubbed by the world as the father of the father of mathematics or algebra. He is also known as one of the most influential Islamic figures in the field of knowledge.


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