Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra
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Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra by Jacob Klein
Book DescriptionImportant 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 DetailsISBN: 9780486272894
(213mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jacob Klein
Commentary on Plato's 'Meno', Paperback (July 1989)
This interpretation of Plato's "Meno" explores the dialogue as a theatrical presentation. Just as Socrates' listeners would have questioned and examined their own thinking in response to the presentation, so, Klein shows, should modern readers become involved in the drama of the dialogue.
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The development of symbolic algebra as a fundamental change in the concept of number.
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