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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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