How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe
This chapter discusses the development of algebra in Europe. Topics covered include the origins from which European algebra began to evolve and from which it took its name; The Liber abbaci (1202) of Leonardo of Pisa, which was the first major European mathematical text of any kind; the Ars magna, one of the great mathematical texts of all time; and Wallis' account of early algebra.
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