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Harriot, Thomas 1560-1621

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Works: 228 works in 703 publications in 5 languages and 9,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Maps 
Subject Headings: Scientists 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: F229, B
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Thomas Hariot's Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

246 editions published between 1588 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first account of the first English colony in America was written by one of the colonists
The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations by Jacqueline A Stedall( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greate Invention of Algebra casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, optics, geometry, and algebra. Although on his death Harriot left behind over four thousand manuscript sheets, much of his work remains unpublished."
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the new found land in Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentary by Thomas Harriot( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation attempts to restore the Praxis to the state of Harrios draft. The authors based their work on manuscripts in the British Library, Pentworth House, and Lambeth Palace, and the commentary explores some of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics, very little of which has been published in the past. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra. The present work is the first ever English translation of the original text of Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis, first published in 1631 in Latin. Thomas Harriot's Praxis is an essential work in the history of algebra. Even though Harriot's contemporary, Viete, was among the first to use literal symbols to stand for known and unknown quantities, it was Harriott who took the crucial step of creating an entirely symbolic algebra. This allowed reasoning to be reduced to a quasi-mechanical manipulation of symbols. Although Harriot's algebra was still limited in scope (he insisted, for example, on strict homogeneity, so only terms of the same powers could be added or equated to one another), it is recognizably modern. While Harriot's book was highly influential in the development of analysis in England before Newton, it has recently become clear that the posthumously published Praxis contains only an incomplete account of Harriot's achievement: his editor substantially rearranged the work before publishing it, and omitted sections that were apparently beyond comprehension, such as negative and complex roots of equations. The commentary included with this translation relates the contents of the Praxis to the corresponding pages in his manuscript papers, which enables much of Harriot's most novel and advanced mathematics to be explored. This publication will become an important contribution to the history of mathematics, and it will provide the basis for a reassessment of the development of algebra
Sir Walter Ralegh and his colony in America by Increase N Tarbox( Book )

13 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artis analyticae praxis : ad æquationes algebraïcas nouâ, expeditâ, & generali methodo, resoluendas by Thomas Harriot( Book )

31 editions published in 1631 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages en Virginie et en Floride by Thomas Harriot( Book )

11 editions published in 1927 in French and Multiple languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, De Commodis Et Incolarvm Ritibvs Virginiae : Nvper Admodvm Ab Anglis, Qvi A Dn. Richardo Greinvile Eqvestris Ordine ... Anglico Scripta Sermone by Thomas Harriot( Book )

11 editions published between 1590 and 1608 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John Lawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of some mistakes relating to Dr. Bradley's astronomical observations and Harriot's mss. by A Robertson( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americae by Theodor de Bry( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika 1590 : Europas erste Bilder von der Neuen Welt ; der Virginia-Bericht Thomas Harriots mit 25 Kupferstichen Theodor de Brys nach den Bildern John Whites by Thomas Harriot( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Carolina Heritage reprint of A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot( Book )

3 editions published between 1903 and 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to Dr. Bradley's Miscellaneous works; with an account of Harriot's astronomical papers by James Bradley( Book )

1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Harriot, a biography by John W Shirley( Book )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a biographical sketch of the English mathematician and astronomer Thomas Harriot (1560-1621), presented by the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. Notes that Harriot founded the English school of algebra and that he discovered the law of refraction of light
The natural philosophy of Thomas Harriot : the 1993 Thomas Harriot lecture : delivered in Oriel College on 20 May 1993 by Hilary Gatti( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The greate invention of algebra : Thomas Harriot's treatise on equationsThomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of scienceThomas Harriot's Artis analyticae praxis : an English translation with commentarySir Walter Ralegh and his colony in AmericaA vocabulary of Roanoke : from the writings of Thomas Hariot, John White, and Ralph Lane, and including the Pamlico vocabulary of John LawsonThe time is out of joint : skepticism in Shakespeare's EnglandThe English Galileo : Thomas Harriot's work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics