Algoritmi de numero Indorum, the Latin translation of his other major work on the Indian numerals, introduced the positional number system and the number zero. “The Arabic text is lost but a Latin translation, Algoritmi de numero Indorum (in English Al-Khwarizmi on the Hindu Art of Reckoning) gave rise to the word. Another arithmetic of Al-Khowarizmi was translated into Liber Algorismi de numero Indorum (the book of Al-Khowarizmi) giving rise to the word algorithm.

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Latinized versions of his name and of his most famous book title live on in the terms algorithm and algebra. The House of Wisdom acquired and translated scientific and philosophic treatisesparticularly Greek, as well as publishing original research.

Algebra is a compilation of rules, together with demonstrations, for finding solutions of linear and quadratic equations based on intuitive geometric arguments, rather than the abstract notation now associated with the subject. Its systematic, demonstrative approach distinguishes it from earlier treatments of the subject.

It also contains sections on calculating areas and volumes of geometric figures and on the use of algebra indorim solve inheritance problems according to proportions prescribed by Islamic law. Elements within the work can be traced from Babylonian mathematics of the early 2nd millennium bce through Hellenistic, Hebrew, and Hindu treatises.

From the name of the author, rendered in Latin as Algoritmi, originated the term algorithm.

Algoritmi de numero Indorum – Muḥammad Ibn Mūsā al-Ḫwarizmī – Google Books

This work included a table of sines, evidently for a circle of radius units. Like his algorit,i on algebra and Hindu-Arabic numerals, this astronomical work or an Andalusian revision thereof was translated into Latin.


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