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Classical algebra : its nature, origins, and uses

Author: Roger Cooke
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2008.
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"Classical Algebra provides a complete and contemporary perspective on classical polynomial algebra through the exploration of how it was developed and how it exists today. With a focus on prominent areas such as the numerical solutions of equations, the systematic study of equations, and Galois theory, this book facilitates a thorough understanding of algebra and illustrates how the concepts of modern algebra  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooke, Roger, 1942-
Classical algebra.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2008
(OCoLC)626042542
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Cooke
ISBN: 9780470259528 0470259523
OCLC Number: 173809125
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Numbers and equations --
Lesson 1. What algebra is --
Lesson 2. Equations and their solutions --
Lesson 3. Where algebra comes from --
Lesson 4. Why algebra is important --
Lesson 5. Numerical solution of equations --
pt. 2. formulaic approach to equations --
Lesson 6. Combinatoric solutions I: quadratic equations --
Lesson 7. Combinatoric solutions II: cubic equations --
pt. 3. Resolvents --
Lesson 8. From combinatorics to resolvents --
Lesson 9. search for resolvents --
pt. 4. Abstract algebra --
Lesson 10. Existence and constructibility of roots --
Lesson 11. breakthrough: Galois theory --
Epilogue: modern algebra --
App. Some facts about plynomials.
Responsibility: Roger Cooke.
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This insightful book combines the history, pedagogy, and popularization of algebra to present a unified discussion of the subject. Classical Algebra provides a complete and contemporary perspective  Read more...

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