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Algebra


"Algebra" Article -- Table of Contents

A. Introduction to Algebra
A. Introduction to Algebra

B. History of Algebra
B (i). History of Algebra

B (ii). History of Algebra: Diophantus of Alexandria (fl. 360 A.D.)

B (iii). History of Algebra: Arabian Writers (9th-11th Centuries)

B (iv). History of Algebra: Introduction of Algebra to Europe by Leonardo Bonacci (1202)

B (v). History of Algebra: Lucas de Burgo (1494)

B (vi). History of Algebra: Scipio Ferrens (Scipione Del Ferro). Tartalea of Brescia (Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia) (1499-1557). Jerome Cardan (Girolamo Cardano ) (1501-76).

B (vii). History of Algebra: Lewis Ferrari (Lodovico Ferrari). Rafael Bombelli (d. 1572). Stifellius. Scheubelius.

B (viii). History of Algebra: Robert Recorde (1510-58).


B (ix). History of Algebra: Franciscus Vieta (François Viète) (1540-1603). Albert Girard.

B (x). History of Algebra: Thomas Harriot (1560-1621). Oughtread.

B (xi). History of Algebra: René Descartes (1596-1650).

B (xii). History of Algebra: Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813). Leonhard Euler (1707-83).

B (xiii). History of Algebra: Theory of Equations. Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857).

B (xiv). History of Algebra: General Solution of Equations of the Fifth and Higher Orders.

B (xv). History of Algebra: Carl Friedrich Gauss (1771-1855). Niels Henrik Abel (1802-29). Budan. Joseph Fourier (1768-1830). W G Horner. Jacques-Charles-François Sturm (1803-55).

B (xvi). History of Algebra: Determinants. Gottfried Leibnitz (1646-1716). Cramer. Carl Friedrich Gauss (1771-1855). Carl Jacobi (1804-51). James Joseph Sylvester (1814-97) and Arthur Cayley (1821-95).

B (xvii). History of Algebra: Algebra in Ancient and Medieval India.

B (xviii) Writers on Algebra; Writers on the History of Algebra.


C. Algebra: Notation and First Principles
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The above article was written by: Philip Kelland, M.A., F.R.S., F.R.S.E.; Professor of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh; author of Algebra: A Complete and Easy Introduction to Analytical Science and Introduction to Quarternions.



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