Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

by Jacob Klein | History |
ISBN: 0486272893 Global Overview for this book
Registered by FrBrutsaert on 10/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by FrBrutsaert on Sunday, October 14, 2007
This book studies the creation of algebra, by reflecting on the evolution of a formal mathematical language since Diophantus. Our journey starts with the Greeks, continues among the Arabs, and leads us to sixteenth century Western Europe, where François Vieta could be considered as the true founder of modern mathematics.

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