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Unknown Quantity : A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra, Paperback / softback Book

Unknown Quantity : A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra Paperback / softback


'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 thinking that altered, forever, the ways in which we see and understand our world.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages, line drawings & diagrams, b/w plate section
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Algebra
  • ISBN: 9781843545705



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