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Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's Algebra for Beginners

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Todhunter (1820–1884) was an English mathematician and a prolific textbook writer. In 1858 he published Algebra for Beginners, the book became very popular and went through several editions. The images shown here are of the 1876 edition held by the University of Western Ontario. The entire text is available in the Internet Archive.

The author explains his work in the “Preface”.



The “Table of Contents” outlines the material considered.



The first page of text:

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's Algebra for Beginners," Convergence (July 2018)