RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 432407408 LA English T1 Al-Khwārizmī : the beginnings of algebra A1 Rāshid, Rushdī., PB Saqi PP London YR 2009 SN 9780863564307 0863564305 AB "Al-Khwarizmi's Algebra (Kitab al-Jabr wa-al-muqabala), written around 820, was the first scientific text in history to systematically present algebra as a mathematical discipline that is independent of geometry and arithmetic. Roshdi Rashed has produced the first Arabic critical edition of Al-Khwarizmi's work, containing an annotated translation into English, an introductory essay, and extensive commentaries on the text." "Roshdi Rashed is a leading authority in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics. He is senior director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, and is a former professor at the University of Tokyo."--Jacket.