Dr. Mohamed Amine Khamsi
Adjunct Professor (KFUPM)
Professor (UTEP)
Department of
Mathematics and Statistics
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
PO Box 411, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
email: mkhamsi@kfupm.edu.sa
Tel: +966 (03) 860 7006
Fax: +966 (03) 860 2340
and
Department of
Mathematical Science
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Ave
El Paso, Texas, 79968, USA.
email: mohamed@utep.edu
Tel: +1 (915) 747 6763
Fax: +1 (915) 747 6502
......That
fondness for science, ... that affability and condescension which God shows
to the learned, that promptitude with which he protects and supports them
in the elucidation of obscurities and in the removal of difficulties, has
encouraged me to compose a short work on calculating by aljabr and al
muqabala , confining it to what is easiest and most useful in
arithmetic" [aljabr means "restoring", referring to the
process of moving a subtracted quantity to the other side of an equation;
almuqabala is "comparing" and refers to subtracting equal
quantities from both sides of an equation].......
Musa AlKhwarizmi (about 790about 840)
