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
- Publication Date: 01/08/2008
- Category: Algebra
- ISBN: 9781843545705