Download PDF by Jacqueline A. Stedall: A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

By Jacqueline A. Stedall

ISBN-10: 0198524951

ISBN-13: 9780198524953

For historians of arithmetic and people attracted to the background of technological know-how, 'A Discourse bearing on Algebra' offers an new and readable account of the increase of algebra in England from the Medieval interval to the later years of the seventeenth century.

Including new study, this can be the main specified examine thus far of early glossy English algebra, which builds on paintings released in 1685 by means of 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 principles and strategies 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 enormous reference can also be supplied to different very important mathematicans similar to Harriot, Oughtred, Pell and Brouncker.

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