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Algebra

Algebra

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Published by: Aileen Grace Delima on Jan 18, 2008
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ALGEBRA
 
 
HISTORY
“Algebra” was derived from the title of the work of an Arab mathematician,
al- Khowarizmi
 (ca. 825)This work was entitled
“Hisab al-jabr wal-mugabalah”
“al-jabr” – consolidation when applied toequations
 
 
Algebra started a long time before al- KwoharizmiOriginated from the BabyloniansMesselman, a mathematician, divided the history of algebra into 3 periods:1) rhetorical period 2)syncopated period 3) symbolic periodThe symbolic period essentially started with ReneDescartesFor a long time, people, including mathematicians,equated algebra with the study of theory of equations=> like solving for unknowns

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