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By Florian Cajori

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Defined even at the present time as "unsurpassed," this heritage of mathematical notation stretching again to the Babylonians and Egyptians is among the such a lot finished written. In awesome volumes-first released in 1928-9-distinguished mathematician Florian Cajori exhibits the beginning, evolution, and dissemination of every image and the contest it confronted in its upward push to attractiveness or fall into obscurity. Illustrated with greater than 100 diagrams and figures, this "mirror of earlier and current stipulations in arithmetic" will provide scholars and historians an entire new appreciation for "1 + 1 = 2. Swiss-American writer, educator, and mathematician FLORIAN CAJORI (1859-1930) used to be one of many world's so much exclusive mathematical historians. Appointed to a in particular created chair within the heritage of arithmetic on the college of California, Berkeley, he additionally wrote An advent to the speculation of Equations, A background of undemanding arithmetic, and The Chequered occupation of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler.

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Not infrequently two or more different abbreviations are found in one and the same manuscript. The body of the text may contain the word written out in full, or 1 Ivan Vasquez de Serna, Reducdones de oro (Cadiz, 1620), Hispanic Museum, 2 Don New York p. 263 ff. ) Fr. Cassany, Arithmetica deseada (Madrid, 1763). ) 3 Don Benito Bails, Arismetica (Madrid, 1790). ) 4 Don. M. A. Valdes, Gazetas de Mexico (1808). ) A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS 22 PteceofMS. Date- of Date of MB. 1* for { Place of MS.

Ill, p. 271. , Vol. Ill, p. 271. A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS 20 1 the various hypotheses, The reader may have been amused at the widely different conclusions reached. '' Others allow it only about 125 years. One traces it back to the worshipers of the sun in Central Asia, another attributes it to a bookkeeper in a We have now described one of the dozen theories Virginia tobacco district. Nearly every seemed so simple to its advocate as to be self-evident. The his403. Evidence in manuscripts and early printed books.

Tannery, Mtmoires sdentifiques, Vol. ), Vol. Ill (Paris, 1846), p. 153, 253-63. IV (1920), p. 356, 359. Tannery gives facsimile reproductions. 3 G. Hom-D'Arturo, "Numeri Arabic! e simboli celesti," PubUicazioni deWOsdeUa R. University di Bologna, Vol. I (Roma, 1925), p. 387- servatorio astronomico 204. A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS 8 equality In the 163? " The sign for earth is ( 191). The sign Kastner 1 for "greater than" employed extensively in the of astrological exposition of algebra ( 494).

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