Meditationes Algebraicae, an English Translation of the Work of Edward Waring
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Weeks' volume is a translation from the Latin of the third
and last edition of Waring's Meditationes
algebraicae. Weeks incorporates many corrections and additions
that had appeared separately. The appendix offers the only critical
review of Meditationes ever published, written in 1923 by
Franz X. Mayer.
The English translation of Waring's Meditationes
algebraicae will be a valuable resource for those interested in
seeing how the detailed algebraic results of earlier days provided the
necessary motivation for the development of the central ideas and
notations of modern algebra.