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Armchair algebra : everything you need to know, from integers to equations / Michael Willers.

Willers, Michael, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0785835954
  • ISBN: 9780785835950
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Chartwell Books, [2018]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Algebra: an introduction -- Algebra basics -- Ancient Greece -- Egypt, India, and Persia -- The Italian connection -- Post-Renaissance Europe -- Money and privacy.
Summary, etc.: "Everything you need to know, from integers to equations. Algebra is all around us. Whether we realize it or not, it both represents and influences the world in a huge variety of ways, from the number of petals on a flower to the interest rate on your mortgage. What's more, the language of mathematics and the ideas it expresses can be beautiful in their own right. Armchair Algebra takes you on a tour of the development of algebra and mathematics. On the way you will meet fascinating figures and ideas from around the world, and you will also be faced with a range of problems to solve for yourself. Michael Willers is a high-school mathematics teacher with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree that was focused on connections between mathematics and other subjects such as art and philosophy."--Back cover.
Subject: Algebra.
Algebra > History.

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