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Author Derbyshire, John.

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

Imprint New York : Plume, 2007, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  QA151    Available
Description viii, 374 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports., map ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Gives form to the beauty and mystery of algebra, the most abstract of mathematical disciplines, in a reference that presents a cast of extraordinary historical characters who, through the centuries and across the world, played a role in the gene
Subject Geometry, Algebraic -- History.
Algebra, Abstract -- History.
Algebra, Universal -- History.
Equations -- History.
Algebra -- History.
ISBN 9780452288539