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

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

by Timothy Edward Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198526024

ISBN-13: 9780198526025

Pub. Date: 09/04/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198526025
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction The Treatise on equations
II. Harriot's algebra after 1621
III. Harriot's reputation and influence
The manuscripts Operations of arithmetic in letters
Treatise on equations
Appendix: Correlations between Harriot's manuscripts and the texts of Viete, Warner and Torporley
Bibliography

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