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The Greate Invention of AlgebraThomas Harriot's Treatise on equations$
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Jacqueline A. Stedall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198526025

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
The Greate Invention of Algebra

Jacqueline A. Stedall (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a background on Thomas Harriot. It then details Harriot's relationship with Nathaniel Toporley and their mutual interest in Viète's mathematics. Harriot's notation, Harriot's algebra after 1621, and Harriot's reputation and influence are discussed.

Keywords:   Thomas Harriot, Nathaniel Toporley, Viète, Operations of arithmetic in letters, Treatise on equations

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