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ISBN: 030909657X / ISBN-13: 9780309096577

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra

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  • Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra (Joseph Henry Press) – Hardcover (2006)
    by John Derbyshire

    Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra

    Hardcover, Joseph Henry Press
    2006
    English
    Annotated.
    374 pages

    ISBN: 030909657X
    ISBN-13: 9780309096577

    Prime Obsession taught us not to be afraid to put the math in a math book. Unknown Quantity heeds the lesson well. So grab your graphing calculators, slip out the slide rules, and buckle up! John Derbyshire is introducing us to algebra through the ages -- and it promises to be just what his die-hard fans have been waiting for. "Here is the story of algebra." With this deceptively simple introduction, we begin our journey. Flanked by formulae, shadowed by roots and radicals, escorted by an expert who navigates unerringly on ... Show more

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