Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

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 — 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.

Reprint of The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1968 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486272893
ISBN 139780486272894
Author/EditorJacob Klein
Page Count384
Dimensions5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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