Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra by Jacob Klein
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Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra
By Jacob Klein

Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

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Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra by Jacob Klein

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Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th-16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. This brought about the crucial change in the concept of number that made possible modern science. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486272894
ISBN-10: 0486272893
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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