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6. Algebra and the arithmetic of remainders

6. Algebra and the arithmetic of remainders  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0006
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9780198732822
‘Algebra and the arithmetic of remainders’ considers a new type of algebra, which is both an ancient topic and one that has found major contemporary application in Internet cryptography. It ... More
7. Introduction to matrices

7. Introduction to matrices  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0007
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Matrices represent the central algebraic vehicle for advanced computation throughout mathematics as well as the physical and social sciences. ‘Introduction to matrices’ explains that ... More
Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Algebra: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.001.0001
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9780198732822
Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems in which some quantities are unknown. Now, ... More
1. Numbers and algebra

1. Numbers and algebra  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0001
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9780198732822
‘Numbers and algebra’ introduces the number system and explains several terms used in algebra, including natural numbers, positive and negative integers, rational numbers, number ... More
6. Can you picture that? X‐rays, DNA, and photos

6. Can you picture that? X‐rays, DNA, and photos  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0006
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9780198754046
Applied mathematics is also concerned with the manipulation and analysis of signals and data. In our digital world, where huge amounts of data are routinely collected, transmitted, ... More
5. The algebra of polynomials and cubic equations

5. The algebra of polynomials and cubic equations  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0005
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Polynomials are expressions of the form p(x) = a0 + a1x + a2x2 + ... + anxn ; the number ai is the coefficient of xi , a 0 is the constant ... More
2. The laws of algebra

2. The laws of algebra  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
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10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0002
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9780198732822
‘The laws of algebra’ explores the three laws that govern arithmetic operations and explains how these rules are extended so that they continue to be respected as we pass from one number ... More
2. Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics

2. Characteristica universalis, logical calculus, and mathematics  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0002
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How did Leibniz propose to pursue his all-embracing programme of scientific advancement? What were the core projects that held his wide-ranging intellectual life together? ‘Characteristica ... More

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