Algebra; Sets, Symbols, and the Language of Thought. Facts on File Math Library: the History of Mathematics 

Author:
 Tabak, John 
Series title:  History of Mathematics Ser. 
ISBN:  9781280952142 
Publication Date:  Jan 2004 
Publisher:  Facts On File, Incorporated

Book Format:  Ebook 
List Price:  USD $40.00 
Book Description:

Looking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries, and offers biographical data on the key figures. Concise and comprehensive text accompanied by many illustrations presents the ideas and...
More DescriptionLooking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries, and offers biographical data on the key figures. Concise and comprehensive text accompanied by many illustrations presents the ideas and historical development of algebra, showcasing the relevance and evolution of this branch of mathematics.