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1545 – Ars Magna

Ars Magna (The Great Art) published in 1545 by Girolamo Cardano, included techniques for solving cubic (to the third power) and quartic (to the fourth power) equations. The solution for cubic equations was developed by Scipione del Ferro, then passed on to a student who provoked Niccolo Fontana (aka Tartaglia) to also develop the solution. […]

0780 – al-Khwarizmi – bio

Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī was born in Khwarizm, Persia (now Uzbekistan) around the year 780. He is most famous for his book on algebra titled, “The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing”. He is considered to be the father of algebra because this book was the first about the systematic solution of linear […]