December 17, 2011

Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi – Baghdad 780 to 850 – Mathematician

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:50 am by aleksan

I hereby accept an Algorithmic identity, on the way to eventual transmutation into a Cyborg – I have apparently sold my soul to the Infosphere because I use FB – thanks Jeff!
An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. The word derives from the name of the mathematician, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi, who was part of the royal court in Baghdad and who lived from about 780 to 850. Al-Khwarizmi’s work is the likely source for the word algebra as well.
A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm. In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm usually means a small procedure that solves a recurrent problem.

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