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Inequalities and Extremal Problems in Probability and Statistics - 1st Edition
Iosif Pinelis, Irina Shevtsova, Victor de la Peña, Rustam Ibragimov, Adam Osȩkowski
8th May 2017
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Opera Mathematica is the collected works by François Viète, one of the innovators in the standardization of algebra. It was edited by the Leiden scholar Frans van Schooten, and published by the Elzevier's in 1646. The copy in the Heritage Collection is unique. Edward Davenant, an English academic worked out most of Viètes' problems in beautiful handwriting, giving us a glimpse of how mathematicians used their books in the past. Elsevier has digitised this unique version of Opera Mathematica.
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