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Lang Matl
Author Derbyshire, John

Title Unknown quantity : a real and imaginary history of algebra / John Derbyshire

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2006


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  QA151    Available
Description viii, 374 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Math Primer: Numbers and Polynomials -- The Unknown Quantity -- Four Thousand Years Ago -- The Father of Algebra -- Completion and Reduction -- Math Primer: Cubic and Quartic Equations -- Commerce and Competition -- Relief for the Imagination --
Subject Algebra -- History
Equations -- History
Algebra, Universal -- History
Algebra, Abstract -- History
Geometry, Algebraic -- History
ISBN 030909657X