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Catching Proteus: the mathematics of William Brouncker

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/9780198524953.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

William, Viscount Brouncker (c.1620-1684) was once described by Sir Kenelm Digby as one of ‘the greatest mathematicians of the age’. He was chosen by Charles II as the inaugural President of the ... 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


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