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# Tag Archives: Al-Khwarizmi

## Hirst prize and lecture

Yesterday the London Mathematical Society held a meeting in St Andrews to celebrate the award of the inaugural Hirst Prize to my colleagues John O’Connor and Edmund Robertson. The prize is named after Thomas A. Hirst, 5th president of the … Continue reading

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Tagged Al-Khwarizmi, Edmund Whittaker, Euclid, Isaac Newton, James Gregory, Lagrange, MacTutor History of Mathematics, Nathan Jacobson, Omar Khayyam
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## Algebra comes home?

My book Introduction to Algebra has been translated into two languages from the birthplace of algebra. If it encourages a reawakening of algebra there, I shall be honoured and pleased. The first algebra book (treating solving of equations by an … Continue reading