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SUMMARY:What is algebra? - Christopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
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DESCRIPTION:I will address the question "What do historians of mathematics
do?" by turning to another: "What is algebra?" In answering this second
question\, and surveying the way that the answer changes as we move throug
h the centuries\, I will highlight some of the problems that face historia
ns of mathematics when it comes to interpreting historical mathematics\, a
nd give a flavour of what it means to study the history of mathematics.\nS
peakers:\nChristopher Hollings (University of Oxford)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (L3)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
URL:https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/cc01c0d5-f29d-4f8c-9bfb-a8e9bf89bcc2/
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