The origin of algorithm

The word “algorithm” comes up a lot these days.  We’ve spoken before about the origin of this word, in the name of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, author of The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing.

written around 820 CE in the city of Baghdad.

The man from Khwarizm.

source: Wiki user Fulvio Spada

The Khwarazam region today doesn’t look too great.



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