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Mathematical Treasure: Clairaut's Elements of Algebra

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Alexis Claude Clairaut (1713-1765) was a versatile and gifted French mathematician who wrote several influential books on mathematics and its applications. In 1749, he published Élémens d’Algebre. The images shown below are from the third edition of this algebra book in 1760.

Title page of Élémens d’Algebre, third edition,  by Alexis Claude Clairaut, 1760

The text begins with a consideration of first degree equations.

Page one of Élémens d’Algebre, third edition,  by Alexis Claude Clairaut, 1760

These images are shown through the courtesy of the European e-rara archive, where this work may be viewed in its entirety.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Clairaut's Elements of Algebra," Convergence (June 2018)

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