Robert Recorde: Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner by Jack Williams

By Jack Williams

The 16th-Century highbrow Robert Recorde is mainly remembered for introducing the equals signal into algebra, but the higher importance and broader scope of his paintings is frequently overlooked.

Robert Recorde: Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner of Computation offers an authoritative and in-depth research of the fellow, his achievements and his old value. This scholarly but available paintings examines the newest proof on all elements of Recorde’s lifestyles, throwing new gentle on a personality deserving of larger recognition.

Topics and features:
* provides a concise chronology of Recorde’s life
* Examines his released works; The Grounde of Artes, The Pathway to wisdom, The fortress of data, and The Whetstone of Witte
* Describes Recorde’s expert actions within the minting of cash and the mining of silver, in addition to his dispute with William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke
* Investigates Recorde’s paintings as a doctor, his linguistic and antiquarian pursuits, and his spiritual beliefs
* Discusses the impact of Recorde’s writer, Reyner Wolfe, in his life
* stories his legacy to 17th-Century technological know-how, and to fashionable machine technological know-how and mathematics

This attention-grabbing perception right into a a lot under-appreciated determine is a must-read for researchers attracted to the heritage of computing device technology and arithmetic, and for students of renaissance reports, in addition to for the final reader.

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