Thomas Harriot: Father of English algebra?

Seltman, Muriel; Mizzi, Eddie
January 1997
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter97, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
Argues that the mathematician Thomas Harriot has contributed more to algebra than has been credited to him. Exiguous records of Harriot's early life; Possession of a deep knowledge of the exact sciences; Significant differences between the `Artis analyticae praxis' and a manuscript believed to belong to Harriot, with the latter being the superior.


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