Islamic Contribution to Mathematics
Islamic Contributions to Culture
Al-Khwarizmi and the Kitab al-Jabr Wa l-Mugabala
Al-Khwarizmi and the Arabic Numerals
Al-Khwarizmi and Zero
Al-Khwarizmi also helped the spread of the Indian concept of zero. The word zero comes from an Arabic word meaning “something empty.” Zero was very important in calculations. Zero also made it easier to express large numbers, like 10 and 1,000. Al-Khwarizmi recognized zero as a very important part of math as well as its use symbolically.