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Rob'd of glories: Thomas Harriot and his Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The year that saw the first publication of Oughtred's Clavis also saw the publication of an algebra of a completely different kind, the Artis analyticae praxis (1631), compiled posthumously from the ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a background on Thomas Harriot. It then details Harriot's relationship with Nathaniel Toporley and their mutual interest in Viète's mathematics. Harriot's ... More


The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, ... More


A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More


From Analytic Geometry to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter follows up on the mathematical advances made during the sixteenth century, especially in the work of François Viète as he aspired to transform his algebra to realize his aim to “solve ... More


Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents a section of Harriot's Treatise on equations, on operations of arithmetic in letters. An image of the manuscript is included.


London, 1590 to 1600 Truth and Lies

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the event that brought fame to the inhabitants of Roanoke, namely, the decision of the Frankfurt publisher J. Wechel to print four separate versions of the Flemish engraver ... More


Renaissance Oxford

John Fauvel and Robert Goulding

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we discuss the range of mathematical activities in Oxford during the 16th century. These include the mathematics of surveying, the writing of mathematical textbooks, and the ... More


Turning the telescope to the Sun: Thomas Harriot and Johannes and David Fabricius

in On Sunspots

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226707150
eISBN:
9780226707174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on telescopic sunspot observations in Europe. It suggests that the scientific study of spots on the Sun by European astronomers began in 1611 after the invention of the ... More


London, 1609 Virginia Richly Valued

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the arrival and departure of long-distance voyages, which had become notable spectacles in London. Hakluyt was more attuned to events abroad than most of the city's residents, ... More


Understanding the Moon

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter provides background material to put the Moon in context and to understand how craters came to be formed, as part of the formation of the solar system. It presents a brief history of the ... More


Introduction: Stories of Cataclysm and Population

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The introduction argues that, from its beginnings, population science has been a form of storytelling about fears of depopulation. It introduces the term “human accounting” to describe acts of ... More


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