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Genre/Form: | History |
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Named Person: | Isaac Newton; Alain Chartier; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir) |

Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Helena M Pycior |

ISBN: | 0521481244 9780521481243 0521027403 9780521027403 |

OCLC Number: | 34839780 |

Description: | xi, 328 pages ; 24 cm |

Contents: | 1. Setting the Scene: The Foundations of Early Modern Algebra -- 2. William Oughtred and Thomas Harriot: "Inciting, Assisting, and Instructing Others" in the Analytic Art -- 3. John Collins's Campaign for a Current English Algebra Textbook: The 1660s and 1670s -- 4. John Pell's English Edition of Rahn's Algebra and John Kersey's Algebra -- 5. The Arithmetic Formulation of Algebra in John Wallis's Treatise of Algebra -- 6. English Mathematical Thinkers Take Sides on Early Modern Algebra: Thomas Hobbes and Isaac Barrow against John Wallis -- 7. The Mixed Mathematical Legacy of Newton's Universal Arithmetick -- 8. George Berkeley at the Intersection of Algebra and Philosophy -- 9. The Scottish Response to Newtonian Algebra. |

Responsibility: | Helena M. Pycior. |

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### Abstract:

This is the first history of the development and reception of algebra in early modern England and Scotland. Professor Pycior analyses the struggles of a dozen British thinkers to come to terms with early modern algebra and uncovers these thinkers as a 'test-group' for the symbolic reasoning that would radically change not only mathematics but also logic, philosophy and language studies.
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