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The notion of symbolic mathematics has its roots in the invention of the algebraic symbolism in the 17 th century. Franciscus Vieta (1540 –1603), who made decisive contributions to this development, uses the word 'symbol' (lat. symbolum) in the sense that is relevant here. Symbolic mathematics is to be contrasted with mathematics as an ontological science,… (More)