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Mathematical Treasure: Higher Algebra of George Salmon

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

In 1859, George Salmon (1819-1904) published Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra, in which he built upon the theories of his colleagues George Boole, Arthur Cayley, and J. J. Sylvester to discuss invariant theory as a part of the linear algebra of transformations. The third edition of this work was released in 1876 and is examined here.

Title page of Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

The scope of this work can be deduced from the topics listed in the table of contents:

First page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Second page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Third page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Fourth page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Fifth page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Sixth page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

Seventh page of the table of contents from Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon, third edition, 1876

The images above were obtained through the courtesy of the University of Toronto. The book may be viewed in its entirety in the Internet Archive.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Higher Algebra of George Salmon," Convergence (August 2018)

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