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Author Stedall, Jacqueline A.,
Title The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations / Jacqueline A. Stedall.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Author Stedall, Jacqueline A.,
Subject Harriot, Thomas, 1560-1621 -- Influence.
Equations.
Algebra -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Alt Name Harriot, Thomas, 1560-1621.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-320) and index.
Contents The treatise on equations -- Harriot, Torporley and Viete -- Harriot's notation -- The operations of arithmetic in letters -- The Treatise on equations -- Harriot's algebra after 1621 -- The praxis -- The corrector -- The summary -- Harriot's reputation and influence -- Treatise on equations -- Operations of arithmetic in letters -- Treatise on equations -- Section (a): on solving equations in numbers -- Section (b): on solving equations in numbers -- Section (c): on solving equations in numbers -- Section (d): on the generation of canonical equations -- Section (e): on solving equations by reduction -- Section (f): on solving equations by reduction -- Correlations between Harriot's manuscripts and the texts of Viete, Warner and Torporley.
Summary This text provides an insight into the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, optics, geometry and algebra.
ISBN 0198526024
9780198526025
9780191523502 (electronic bk.)
019152350X (electronic bk.)
9780191712364
0191712361
OCLC # 320908778
Additional Format Print version: Stedall, Jacqueline A. Greate invention of algebra. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003 0198526024 9780198526025 (DLC) 2002042558 (OCoLC)51003836



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