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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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How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe

How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe

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(p.19) 2 How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe
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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/9780198524953.003.0002

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.

Keywords:   John Wallis, algebra, Europe, Liber abbaci, Ars magna, A treatise of algebra

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