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Re: order of operations, history
Posted:
May 18, 1995 9:14 PM


There is a small, probably not very accessible, pamphlet explaining the conventions that more or less stablized during the "new math" era:
Karl Menger. The basic concepts of mathematics; a companion to current textbooks on algebra and analytic geometry, Chicago, The Bookstore, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1957.
Han Sah, sah@math.sunysb.edu



