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SUMMARY:The Struggle for Algebra: English mathematics around 1660 - Philip
Beeley (University of Oxford)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170522T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:The talk will set out the key debate in England at the Restora
tion\, the need for a new orientation in mathematics towards algebra and t
he new "analysis". It will focus on efforts by three central players in En
gland's mathematical community\, John Pell\, John Collins\, and the Oxford
mathematician John Wallis to produce an English language algebra text whi
ch would play a pioneering role in promoting this change. What was the bac
kground to the work we now call Pell's Algebra and why was it so significa
nt?\nSpeakers:\nPhilip Beeley (University of Oxford)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (L3)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
URL:https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/ede76c27-687a-42be-805f-e0721f20c834/
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- Philip Beeley (University of Oxford)
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