American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Khwarizmi, al- Full name Muhammad ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi. 780?-850? Arab mathematician and astronomer whose works introduced Arabic numerals and algebraic concepts to Western mathematics. The word algorithm is derived from his name.
“However, it has had some celebrated passers-through, from Alexander the Great to Marco Polo, and some famous sons, from the mathematician al-Khwarizmi, who invented algebra, to”
“Algoritmi" was a bastardization of Al-Khwarizmi's name.”
“Al-Khwarizmi was a Persian scientist who wrote a treatise in 825 called "Calculation with Hindu Numerals".”
“Mr. Freely, a professor of physics and the history of science at Bogazici University in Istanbul, is good on individual scientists, such as the ninth-century mathematician al-Khwarizmi, the inventor of algebra.”
“The astronomical tables that he later devised were based on the earlier work of al-Khwarizmi.”
“This was completed by Robert of Chester on the eleventh of February, 1144, a year after he had translated the Koran and a year prior to the completion of his translation of the Algebra of al-Khwarizmi.”
“Iran directors urge reduction of Panahi's sentence Photo: American supporters wave their flags as they attend the … Photo in Slideshow: Iran parliament plans dress code for women reporters Photo in Slideshow: Iran's President Ahmadinejad speaks at the 24th Khwarizmi … Time.com: Egypt's Ruling Party Is Revamped as Mubarak Holds On Time.com: After Sticks and Stones, a War of Words in Egypt Why Americans might feel more royal wedding fever than Brits.”
“In Asad's case, it was the Khwarizmi Science Society, members of which helped him find the materials he needed to make parabolic mirrors.”
“Isfahan and Tabriz monuments, forget Khwarizmi, forget the whirling dervishes, forget Tusi,”
“Written by the 9th-century mathematician al-Khwarizmi, it sparked many great advances in mathematics, all the way to the”
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