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A Discourse Concerning AlgebraEnglish Algebra to 1685$
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Jacqueline A. Stedall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524953

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001

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A large discourse concerning algebra

A large discourse concerning algebra

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A Discourse Concerning Algebra
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Jacqueline A. Stedall (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0001

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the first substantial history of algebra published in 1685 by John Wallis, Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford. A profile of Wallis is given, followed by a detailed description of Wallis' A treatise of algebra. An overview of the chapters in this volume is presented.

Keywords:   John Wallis, A treatise of algebra, history, English mathematics

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