# The Abbacus Tradition : the Missing Link between Arabic and Early Symbolic Algebra ?

@inproceedings{June2009TheAT, title={The Abbacus Tradition : the Missing Link between Arabic and Early Symbolic Algebra ?}, author={Albrecht Heeffer June}, year={2009} }

Abbaco algebra is a coherent tradition of arithmetical and algebraic problem solving, mostly based in the merchant cities of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Italy. This period is roughly situated between two important works dealing with algebra: the Liber Abbaci by Fibonacci (1202) [5] and the Summa di Arithmetica et Geometria by Luca Pacioli (1492) [20]. Such continuous tradition of mathematical practice was hardly known before the first transcriptions of extant manuscripts by Gino Arrighi…

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