|提及的人：||Muḥammad ibn Mūsá Khuwārizmī|
|描述：||viii, 392 p. ; 25 cm.|
|丛书名：||History of science and philosophy in classical Islam|
|责任：||edited, with translation and commentary, by Roshdi Rashed.|
Al-Khwarizmi was a mathematician, astronomer and geographer. He worked most of his life as a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad during the first half of the 9th century and is considered by many to be the father of algebra. This book deals with algebraic theory, and focuses on the calculation of inheritances and legacies.