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Algebra : A Very Short Introduction - Peter M. Higgins

Algebra

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st December 2015
ISBN: 9780198732822
Number Of Pages: 144

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Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems where some quantities are unknown. Now, it stands as a pillar of mathematics, underpinning the quantitative sciences, both social and physical.

This Very Short Introduction explains algebra from scratch. Over the course of ten logical chapters, Higgins offers a step by step approach for readers keen on developing their understanding of algebra. Using theory and example, he renews the reader's aquaintance with school mathematics, before taking them progressively further and deeper into the subject.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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"The author covers an amazing amount of ground with clarity and liveliness" --Mathematical Association of America


1: Numbers and algebra 2: The laws of algebra 3: Linear equations and inequalities 4: Quadratic equations 5: The algebra of polynomials 6: Introduction to matrices 7: Matrices and groups 8: Determinants and matrices 9: Algebra and the arithmetic of remainders 10: Vector spaces Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780198732822
ISBN-10: 0198732821
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st December 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 18.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.13

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