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Abu Ja'far al-Khwarizmi

Abu Ja'far al-Khwarizmi was an Arab mathematician who lived between 780-850. At a time when the diffusion of ideas was very slow due to the lack of cross-cultural communication, al-Khwarizmi wrote a book which contained many important mathematical concepts of the Middle East.

This book revolutionized western (European) mathematics: It introduced the decimal system, as well as rules for solving equations and doing geometry.


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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA