@inbook{10.4169/j.ctt6wpw6p.5,
ISBN = {9780883853559},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt6wpw6p.5},
abstract = {The word “algebra” is derived from the title of a famous book by Baghdadi mathematician Muḥammad Ibn Mūsa Al-Khwārizmī, who flourished in the 9th century. His name indicates that he (or his family) was from Khwārizm, a town south of the Aral Sea in what is now Uzbekistan. (It is currently called Khiva.) Among Al-Khwārizmī’s influential books was one on “aljabr w’al-muqābala,” which means something like “restoration and compensation.”The book starts off with quadratic equations, then goes on to practical geometry, simple linear equations, and a long discussion of how to apply mathematics to solve inheritance problems. The portion},
bookauthor = {Fernando Q. Gouvêa},
booktitle = {A Guide to Groups, Rings, and Fields},
edition = {1},
pages = {3--8},
publisher = {Mathematical Association of America},
title = {Algebra: Classical, Modern, and Ultramodern},
volume = {48},
year = {2012}
}