Modern mathematics began with algebra, which expanded the subject’s focus from computations using given numbers (as in arithmetic) to issues involving unknown quantities. It now supports the quantitative sciences, both social and physical, as a foundation of mathematics.
This Very Short Introduction offers a complete introduction to algebra. For readers eager to deepen their comprehension of algebra, Higgins provides a step-by-step method over the course of ten rational chapters. He refreshes the reader’s memory of school mathematics through theory and illustration before guiding them further and further into the subject.