4. The Language: Algebra

  1. Arthur Mazer

Published Online: 18 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470591031.ch4

The Ellipse: A Historical and Mathematical Journey

The Ellipse: A Historical and Mathematical Journey

How to Cite

Mazer, A. (2010) The Language: Algebra, in The Ellipse: A Historical and Mathematical Journey, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470591031.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470587188

Online ISBN: 9780470591031

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Keywords:

  • Cartesian coordinates;
  • intersections;
  • polynomials;
  • circles;
  • finite series

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cartesian Coordinates and Translation of the Axes

  • Polynomials

  • Circles

  • The Four-Dimensional Sphere

  • Finite Series and Induction

  • Linear Algebra in Two Dimensions

  • The Ellipse