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The Secret Formula

How a Mathematical Duel Inflamed Renaissance Italy and Uncovered the Cubic Equation

Fabio Toscano Arturo Sangalli

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Princeton University Pres
19 May 2020
The legendary Renaissance math duel that ushered in the modern age of algebra
The Secret Formula tells the story of two Renaissance mathematicians whose jealousies, intrigues, and contentious debates led to the discovery of a formula for the solution of the cubic equation. Niccolo Tartaglia was a talented and ambitious teacher who possessed a se
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Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691183671
ISBN 10:   0691183678
Pages:   184
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Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fabio Toscano is a science writer for newspapers and television and is the author of many popular science books.

Reviews for The Secret Formula: How a Mathematical Duel Inflamed Renaissance Italy and Uncovered the Cubic Equation

The cubic formula will always be beyond my grasp . . . but the story of its discovery and of the men who battled over it, so memorably recounted in The Secret Formula, is one I am glad to know. ---Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe The yeast of the story has been told already many times, but it has never been told like Toscano does in this book. ---Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society


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