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Harriot, Thomas 1560-1621

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Works: 244 works in 623 publications in 5 languages and 8,935 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F229, B
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Thomas Hariot's Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

103 editions published between 1588 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first account of the first English colony in America was written by one of the colonists
A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

21 editions published between 1590 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations by Jacqueline A Stedall( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on one hundred and forty of Harriot's manuscript pages, those concerned with the structure and solution of equations. The original material has been carefully ordered, translated, and annotated to provide the first complete edition of his work on this subject, and an extended introduction provides the reader with a lucid background to the work and explains its contents. Illustrations from the manuscripts provide fascinating reference material. The appendix discusses for correlations between Harriot's manuscripts and the texts of his contemporaries Viete, Warner, and Torporley."
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the new found land in Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentary by Thomas Harriot( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation attempts to restore the Praxis to the state of Harrios draft. The authors based their work on manuscripts in the British Library, Pentworth House, and Lambeth Palace, and the commentary explores some of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics, very little of which has been published in the past. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra. The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation relates the contents of the Praxis to the corresponding pages in his manuscript papers, which enables much of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics to be explored. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra
Artis analyticae praxis ad æquationes algebraïcas nouâ, expeditâ, & generali methodo, resoluendas by Thomas Harriot( Book )

19 editions published in 1631 in Latin and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages en Virginie et en Floride by Thomas Harriot( Book )

9 editions published in 1927 in French and Multiple languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, De Commodis Et Incolarvm Ritibvs Virginiae : Nvper Admodvm Ab Anglis, Qvi A Dn. Richardo Greinvile Eqvestris Ordine ... Anglico Scripta Sermone by Thomas Harriot( Book )

31 editions published between 1590 and 1608 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia, Sir Walter Raleigh's colony of MDLXXXV by Thomas Harriot( Book )

11 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John Lawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunderbarliche doch warhafftige Erklärung von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia ... by Thomas Harriot( Book )

6 editions published between 1590 and 1979 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of some mistakes relating to Dr. Bradley's astronomical observations and Harriot's mss by A Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden in Virginia by Theodor de Bry( Book )

9 editions published between 1590 and 1620 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia, of the commodities and of the nature and manners of the naturall inhabitants by Thomas Harriot( Book )

6 editions published between 1590 and 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hariot, Thomas

Hariot, Thomas 1560-1621

Hariottius, Thomas 1560-1621

Hariottus, Thomas 1560-1621

Hariotus, Thomas 1560-1621

Harriot Thomas 1560-1621

Harriott, Thomas

Harriottus, Thomas 1560-1621

Heriot, Thomas.

Heriot Thomas 1560-1621

Thomas Harriot astronomo, traduttore e matematico inglese

Thomas Harriot Brits wiskundige

Thomas Harriot englischer Mathematiker, Naturphilosoph und Astronom

Томас Гэрыят

Хэрриот, Томас

توماس هاريوت

টমাস হ্যারিয়ট

トーマス・ハリオット

托马斯·哈里奥特

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A brief and true report of the new found land of VirginiaThe greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equationsThomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of scienceThomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentarySir Walter Ralegh and his colony in America. Including the charter of Queen Elizabeth in his favor, March 25, 1584, with letters, discources, and narratives of the voyages made to America at his charges, and descriptions of the country, commodities, and inhabitantsA vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John LawsonThe time is out of joint : skepticism in Shakespeare's England