But why are they called algorithms?

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  1. easymon1


    But why are they called algorithms?

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    Back in the 9th century, a famous mathematician and astronomer made a lot of discoveries in science, math and the number system that we now use. His name was Muhammad ibn Mūsa al-Khwarizmī. His last name is Persian for the area of his birth: Khwãrezm. Over the centuries, as his fame grew, people outside the Middle East altered his name to Algoritmi. This version of his name would later be adapted as the English term that describes the step-by-step recipes we now known as algorithms.

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  2. Peter8519


    It was Ada Lovelace who came up with the form of algorithm for modern computing.
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  3. Turveyd


    It's a bad term, system logic, system rules, guess there isn't a perfect word I prefer EA.