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Algebra : sets, symbols, and the language of thought

Author: John Tabak
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2004.
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Looking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries, and offers biographical data on the key figures. Concise and  Read more...
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Tabak, John.
Algebra.
New York : Facts On File, ©2004
(DLC) 2003017338
(OCoLC)52806194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Tabak
ISBN: 0816068755 9780816068753
OCLC Number: 62879185
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Front Matter; Table of Contents; Introduction: Algebra as Language; 1. The First Algebras; 2. Greek Algebra; 3. Algebra from India to Northern Africa; 4. Algebra as a Theory of Equations; 5. Algebra in Geometry and Analysis; 6. The Search for New Structures; 7. The Laws of Thought; 8. The Theory of Matrices and Determinants; Chronology; Glossary; Further Reading; Index.
Responsibility: John Tabak.
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Looking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries, and offers biographical data on the key figures. Concise and comprehensive text accompanied by many illustrations presents the ideas and historical development of algebra, showcasing the relevance and evolution of this branch of mathematics.

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