Anany Levitin

1.1 Exercise

Introduction

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1.1 Do some research on al-Khorezmi (also al-Khwarizmi), the man from whose name the word “algorithm” is derived. In particular, you should learn what the origins of the words “algorithm” and “algebra” have in common.

In the early 9th Century, one of the first Directors of the **House of Wisdom** in Bagdad was an outstanding **Persian mathematician called Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi**.

The word “**algorithm**” is derived from the Latinization of his name.

The word “**algebra**” is derived from the Latinization of “**al-jabr**“, part of the title of his most famous book, in which he introduced the fundamental algebraic methods and techniques for solving equations.