If you’re looking for an entry point into the world of algebra, look no further than Leonhard Euler’s Elements of Algebra. Despite being published over 250 years ago, Euler’s guide is a clear and accessible introduction to this essential mathematical field. Beginning with the most basic concepts, the book takes readers through a step-by-step journey to solving equations of varying complexity.
Along the way, Euler introduces his readers to some of the most important and enduring concepts in algebra, such as logarithms and infinite series. And with an addendum by Joseph-Louis Lagrange, this book truly covers all the bases of algebra, including topics like continued fractions and Diophantine equations. Whether you’re a mathematics student or just someone looking to expand their knowledge, the Elements of Algebra is a classic text that’s sure to inspire and enlighten.