2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primar y 01-01, 12-01 , 12-03;
Secondary 01A20, 01A29, 01A30, 01A40.
ABSTRACT. Th e boo k present s th e basic s o f moder n algebr a a t a very elementar y level . Th e autho r
uses a historica l approac h showin g th e growt h o f algebr a fro m it s ancien t origin s t o it s curren t
state. Th e materia l i s presented i n a wa y tha t allow s th e studen t t o se e ho w th e idea s emerge d i n
the attemp t t o answe r specifi c questions .
Library o f Congres s Cataloging-in-Publicatio n Dat a
Varadarajan, V . S .
Algebra i n ancien t an d moder n time s / V . S . Varadarajan .
p. cm . (Mathematica l world , ISS N 1055-9426 ; v. 12)
ISBN 0-8218-0989-X (alk . paper )
1. Algebra—History . I . Title . II . Series .
QA151.V37 1998
512'.009—dc21 98-15355
CIP
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