The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing
|Author||Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi|
|Original title||كتاب المختصر في حساب الجبر والمقابلة|
|كتاب المختصر في حساب الجبر والمقابلة at Arabic Wikisource|
The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing (Arabic: ٱلْكِتَاب ٱلْمُخْتَصَر فِي حِسَاب ٱلْجَبْر وَٱلْمُقَابَلَة, al-Kitāb al-Mukhtaṣar fī Ḥisāb al-Jabr wal-Muqābalah; Latin: Liber Algebræ et Almucabola), also known as Al-Jabr (ٱلْجَبْر), is a mathematical book on algebra written by Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī around 820 CE. Al-Jabr was important in the history of mathematics, the term "algebra" itself derived from Al-Jabr.
Area and volume[change | change source]
The book show ways of finding area and volume. These include approximations of pi (π), as 3 1/7, √10, and 62832/20000. This latter approximation, this equals 3.1416, which appeared in Āryabhaṭīya (499 CE).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ B.L. van der Waerden, A History of Algebra: From al-Khwārizmī to Emmy Noether; Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1985. ISBN 3-540-13610-X