# The Beginnings and Evolution of Algebra (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions) download epub

#### by **G. S. Smirnova,I. G. Bashmakova**

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The elements of algebra were known to the ancient Mesopotamians at least 4000 years ago. Today algebra stands as one of the cornerstones of modern mathematics. How then did the subject evolve?

The elements of algebra were known to the ancient Mesopotamians at least 4000 years ago. How then did the subject evolve? How did its constituent ideas and concepts arise, and how have they changed over the years? These are the questions that the authors address in this work. The authors challenge the existing view that the development of algebra was driven by the investigation of determinate equations and in particular their solution by radicals

Series: Dolciani Mathematical Expositions (Book 23). Paperback: 179 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0883853290

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The Beginnings and Evolution of Algebra (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions). 0883853299 (ISBN13: 9780883853290). The book begins with a discussion of the origins of algebra in ancient Babylon and then look at algebra in ancient Greece and the first unsolvable problems the transformation of algebra into an abstract deductive science. Then there is a look at the birth of literal algebra with a focus on Diophantus.

Bashmakova and Smirnova catch one's attention right off by explaining in very simple terms the Babylonian sexagesimal . The third phase of the history of algebra, a long period, ran from the time of Diophantus to the time of Viète and Descartes.

Bashmakova and Smirnova catch one's attention right off by explaining in very simple terms the Babylonian sexagesimal system - base 60 with only two digits! Of course, along with the economy of symbols, there come a few weaknesses in the system: there is no zero and, though the system is positional, the representations are not unique. This was the beginning of what the authors call "literal algebra" (. algebra with letters).

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**Author:**G. S. Smirnova,I. G. Bashmakova

**ISBN:**0883853299

**Category:**Science & Math

**Subcategory:**Mathematics

**Language:**English

**Publisher:**The Mathematical Association of America; 1st edition (January 15, 2000)

**Pages:**196 pages