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Unknown quantity : a real and imaginary history of algebra

Author: John Derbyshire
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives form to the beauty and mystery of algebra, the most abstract of mathematical disciplines, in a reference that presents a cast of extraordinary historical characters who, through the centuries and across the world, played a role in the genesis of algebra.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Derbyshire
ISBN: 9780452288539 0452288533
OCLC Number: 152626390
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2006.
Description: viii, 374 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: John Derbyshire.

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Gives form to the beauty and mystery of algebra, the most abstract of mathematical disciplines, in a reference that presents a cast of extraordinary historical characters who, through the centuries and across the world, played a role in the genesis of algebra.

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