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algebra

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Computing.

The area of mathematics related to the general properties of arithmetic. Relationships can be summarized by using variables, usually denoted by letters x, y, n,… to stand for unknown...

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computer science

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Computing.

The study of computers, their underlying principles and use. It comprises topics such as: programming; information structures; software engineering; programming languages; compilers and...

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dotcom bubble

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Computing.

A global speculative rise in share prices between c.1997 and 2000 driven by the alleged opportunities for profit presented by the Internet. Access to the Internet, and especially to the...

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National Security Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Military History.

A US government agency charged with carrying out technical activities which support the US government's intelligence agencies. It is often abbreviated to NSA.

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Rafael Bombelli

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Mathematics.

(1526–72/3)

Italian mathematician who, in his book l'Algebra, seems to have been the first to go some way in working with complex numbers, when the square roots of negative numbers...

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Simon Stevin

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Mathematics.

(1548–1620)

Flemish engineer and mathematician, the author of a popular pamphlet that explained decimal fractions simply and was influential in bringing about their everyday use,...

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Sir Michael Francis Atiyah

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Mathematics.

(1929– )

British mathematician, who has made significant contributions to topology and algebraic geometry. He was knighted in 1983, appointed to the Order of Merit in 1992, and was...

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