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Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's Theory of Equations

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Todhunter (1820-1884) was a British mathematician, teacher and textbook writer. He was also noted for his writings on the history of mathematics. In 1888, Todhunter's An Elementary Treatise on the Theory of Equations was published. 


The “Preface” supplies an outline of work in the theory of equations.


The “Table of Contents” provides an outline of the topics considered in the book.

These images were obtained through the courtesy of the University of Toronto Library. The book can be viewed in its entirety via the Internet Archive.

Index to Mathematical Treasures


Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Todhunter's Theory of Equations," Convergence (July 2017)