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A Discourse Concerning Algebra : English Algebra to 1685.

Author: Jacqueline A Stedall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a new account of the development of algebra in England from the Medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. 'A Discourse Concerning Algebra' explores the lives and work of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline A Stedall
ISBN: 9780198524953 0198524951
OCLC Number: 613428200
Notes: Gesehen am: 31.01.2008.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Preface ; 1. ' A large discourse concerning algebra' ; 2. How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe ; 3. Ariadne's thread: William Oughtred's 'Clavis' ; 4. Rob'd of glories: Thomas Harriot and his algebra ; 5. Moving the Alps: the mathematics of John Pell ; 6. Reading between the lines: John Wallis's 'Arithmetica infinitorum' ; 7. Catching Proteus: the mathematics of William Brouncker ; 8. 'Many pretty things worth looking into' ; Bibliography/References
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online

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... wonderfully lucid ... without any compromises on scholarship. * Tony Mann, University of Greenwich * ... a riveting read ... Stedall presents the history of 17th century algebra as a much richer Read more...

 
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