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Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra - John Derbyshire
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
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In Unknown Quantity, John Derbyshire sets out to construct an accessible survey of algebra's development over 3,000 years. With a keen sense of readers' fear of formulas, he navigates a path from Sumerian and Babylonian clay bookkeeping to the manifolds used by Andrew Wiles to solve Fermat's Last... show more
In Unknown Quantity, John Derbyshire sets out to construct an accessible survey of algebra's development over 3,000 years. With a keen sense of readers' fear of formulas, he navigates a path from Sumerian and Babylonian clay bookkeeping to the manifolds used by Andrew Wiles to solve Fermat's Last Theorem.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780309096577 (030909657X)
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
Edition language: English
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JonathanPeto
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2.0 Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
I reached Chapter 12. I noticed reviews by people with stronger backgrounds in math than I have and decided to abandon ship since they too lost focus during the last quarter.
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