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The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas…

The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on Equations

by Jacqueline Stedall

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"The result is 248 pages of tedious algebraic calculations that will be impenetrable to all but the most dedicated scholar of early 17th-century algebra.

Somewhat more accessible is the 30-page introduction..."
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The Great Invention of Algebra provides an insight into the work of Thomas Harriot, an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, optics, geometry and algebra. This book focuses on one hundred and forty of these manuscript pages and concentrates on Harriot's work on the structure and solution of equations.

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