Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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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 -- in which the symbolic form of a mathematical statement is completely inseparable from its content of physical meaning. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.


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ISBN: 9780486272894
ISBN-10: 0486272893
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: September 11th, 1992
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics