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Understanding Polynomial Equations in n Unknowns

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/9780691149059.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines the search for simultaneous solutions which eventually led to the creation of whole new algebraic constructs over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The ... More


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