TITLE

Thomas Harriot: Father of English algebra?

AUTHOR(S)
Seltman, Muriel; Mizzi, Eddie
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter97, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9708021946

 

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