Book:Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi/Al-Kitāb al-muḫtaṣar fī ḥisāb al-ğabr wa-l-muqābala

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Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi: Al-Kitāb al-muḫtaṣar fī ḥisāb al-ğabr wa-l-muqābala

Published $\text {c. 830}$
In English:

The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing

Subject Matter


Also known as

In Arabic: الكتاب المختصر في حساب الجبر والمقابلة)

Also known as The Algebra.

Critical View

Some authors are inclined to exaggerate the mathematical side of the discipline and to pose problems requiring for their solution various branches of arithmetic, such as algebra, the use of roots, and similar things.
-- Ibn Khaldun
... to which David Wells replies:
Well, mathematicians would, wouldn't they?