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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

(p.19) 2 How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe
A Discourse Concerning Algebra

Jacqueline A. Stedall (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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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