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In History
  • 1,197 BCE

    First type of Algebra created

    First type of Algebra created
    The Ancient Babylonians developed the first Classical algebra, which is similar system to our algebra. They were able to solve for unknown quantities (variables) and had formulas and equations, many advanced civilizations solved such problems geometrically because it was more visual. This is similar to the idea of graphing two linear equations to see where they intersect rather than directly solving for the solution
  • -830 BCE

    Al Khwarizmi’s

    Al Khwarizmi’s
    Al Khwarizmi developed methods for balancing and reducing algebraic equations and introduced algorithms, which are mathematical operations or rules.
  • -100 BCE

    China’s own algebra

    China’s own algebra
    The Chinese began to publish their own algebra writings
  • 250

    Diophantus

    Diophantus
    Diophantus wrote 13 books entitled 'Arithmetica', which contain problems and solutions that have furthered algebraic notation.
  • 323

    Euclid

    Euclid
    Euclid is regarded as the "father of geometry". His Elements is the most successful textbook in the history of mathematics.
  • 800

    Algebra mean...

    Algebra mean...
    The word “Algebra” literally means the re-union of broken parts based on the origins of Arabic language. It was first used around 800 BCE by Arabic scholars, and is still in our language today.
  • 1130

    Al Samawal

    Al Samawal
    Al-Samawal defines algebra as it is concerned with operating on unknowns using all the arithmetical tools, in the same way as the arithmetician operates on the known.
  • Symbols for Algebra

    Symbols for Algebra
    Symbols were used to represent unknown quantities. (Variables) At this point, equations look most similar to what we see in modern algebra.
  • Theorem of Algebra

    Theorem of Algebra
    German mathematician Carl Friederich Gauss proves the fundamental theorem of algebra.
  • Modern Algebra is not that old

    Modern Algebra is not that old
    Modern Algebra has come into existence much more recently, emerging over the past 200 years.