New and Easy Method of Solution of the Cubic and Biquadratic Equations, Embracing Several New Formulas, Greatly Simplifying This Department of Mathematical Science (Classic Reprint) by Orson Pratt (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from New and Easy Method of Solution of the Cubic and Biquadratic Equations, Embracing Several New Formulas, Greatly Simplifying This Department of Mathematical Science The beauty of any scientific theory is simplicity: this has been the aim of the Author in the composition of the following pages. He has sought to render the Solution of Equations of the Third and Fourth Degrees in a more simple form, adapted to an elementary course of instruction in Algebra, to be used in schools and academies. In most treatises on common Algebra the solution and theory of Quadratic equations, or equations of the second degree, are clearly developed in formula simple and easy to be comprehended, and generally accompanied with numerous examples, calculated to interest and encourage the young student; but Equations of the Third and Fourth Degrees, though often introduced by algebraical writers, have been presented in such an unfavourable aspect, and encumbered with so many complex rules, requiring such a vast amount of labour, that the pupil, instead of being interested, becomes weary, and often disgusted, with the obscurity of this department of his subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.