By Jacqueline A. Stedall
Including new examine, this can be the main exact examine up to now of early smooth English algebra, which builds on paintings released in 1685 through John Wallis (Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford) at the historical past of algebra.
Stedall's ebook follows the reception and dissemination of vital algebraic rules and techniques from continental Europe (especially these of Viéte) and the ensuing revolution within the country of English arithmetic within the seventeenth century. The textual content emphasises the contribution of Wallis, yet immense reference can be supplied to different vital mathematicans akin to Harriot, Oughtred, Pell and Brouncker.
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A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685 (Mathematics) by Jacqueline A. Stedall