Mathematicians Of The Day

2nd March

On this day in 1427, al-Kashi completed The Key to Arithmetic. The work was a major text intended to be used in teaching students in Samarkand, and in particular tried to give the necessary mathematics for those studying astronomy, surveying, architecture, accounting and trading.

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Quotation of the day

From Joseph Serret
Algebra is, properly speaking, the Analysis of equations.