Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra

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Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra - Derbyshire, John

'Here is the story of algebra.' With this deceptively simple introduction, Unknown Quantity opens, thirty-eight centuries ago, at the time of Abraham and Isaac. In stylish and accessible prose, Derbyshire shows how the invention of algebra was more than the beginning of a specific discipline of mathematics; it was also the birth of a new way of ...

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra 2008, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843545705

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Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra 2007, Plume Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780452288539

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Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra 2006, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780309096577

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