eBook Algebra, 1st Edition

  • John Tabak Ph.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 1438135858
  • ISBN-13: 9781438135854
  • DDC: 512.009
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

ALGEBRA, Revised Edition describes the history of both strands of algebraic thought. This updated resource describes some of the earliest progress in algebra as well as some of the mathematicians in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece who contributed to this early period. It goes on to explore the many breakthroughs in algebraic techniques as well as how letters were used to represent numbers. New material has been added to the chapter on "modern" algebra, a type of mathematical research that continues to occupy the attention of many mathematicians today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: The First Algebras.
2: Greek Algebra.
3: Algebra from India to Northern Africa.
4: Algebra as a Theory of Equations.
5: Algebra in Geometry and Analysis.
6: The Search for New Structures.
7: The Laws of Thought.
8: The Theory of Matrices and Determinants.
Conclusion.
Afterword.
Chronology.
Glossary.
Further Resources.
Index.