## Al Khwarizmi’s Contributions...

posted by Loujain Khaled Sadek

Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi, mostly known as Al-Khwarizmi, was a mathematician and scholar who is popularly known for his creation of algebra. Al Khwarizmi has increased the level of mathematics to the world today. was his strong advocacy of the Hindu numerical system, which Al-Khwarizmi recognized as having the power and efficiency needed to revolutionize Islamic and Western mathematics. The Hindu numerals 1 – 9 and 0 – which have since become known as Hindu-Arabic numerals – were soon adopted by the entire Islamic world. Later, with the translation of his work to Latin, the Hindu numbers would spread to Europe as well. Also, another prominent contribution Al Khwarizmi provided was the concept of algebra as a whole. Al-Khwarizmi wanted to go from the specific problems considered by the Indians and Chinese to a more general way of analyzing problems, and in doing so he created an abstract mathematical language, which is used across the world today. His book is considered the basis of algebra that is used today. Even though, the algebra practiced today is not particularly exact to the one Al Khwarizmi introduced, he provided a fully comprehensive explanation to algebra in which was later altered to become a bit simpler. In this case, Al Khwarizmi used to draw all the equations to solve them while we simply solve it without drawing. Specifically, Al Khwarizmi introduced a standardized way in solving a quadratic equation, which is how any student is learning to do it. Al Khwarizmi had a wide variety of knowledge. Other than mathematics, he was also extremely talented in astronomy and was able to use his talent and knowledge in inventing the first quadrant. A quadrant is an instrument used to determine the time by looking at the sun and...