Origin of AlgebraDate: 9/14/96 at 14:39:40 From: Anonymous Subject: Origins of Algebra Who found or used algebra for the first time? Date: 9/18/96 at 20:2:53 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Origins of Algebra Hi David! Descartes was the first person to use algebra in the modern sense of letting letters be substituted for unknowns. He wrote about the connections between algebra and geometry in his book THE GEOMETRY. Hope this helps. Let us know if you have more questions. -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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